Book Sculpture
October 16, 2010 9:01 PM   Subscribe

Jacqueline Rush Lee is an artist drawn to objects that record physical processes or bear the imperfections and scars of life. She transforms used books into sculptures that explore and redefine the book as familiar object, medium, and archetypal form. Also, inspired by gesture drawing and painting, her Paintures are figurative sculptures created from paint skins and paint scrapings affixed to scrap metal armatures.

To learn more about book art, The Quarterly Conversation talks with Ms. Lee, as well as with book artists Robert The and Cara Barer.

Robert The
Cara Barer
posted by netbros (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very nice, thanks netbros.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:24 PM on October 16, 2010


The books remind me of fungus for some reason.
posted by azarbayejani at 11:52 PM on October 16, 2010


I like these works, wonderful.
Those "paintures" go right to the
aesthetic bone. Give me that painterly
kind-o-feelin'.
posted by quazichimp at 12:40 AM on October 17, 2010


It's always an unpleasant shame to learn of an interesting talent through their passing, as I just have.

Also, because it's late/early as hell and my father cursed me with a lifetime love of goofy puns, the following squeezed a stifled chortle out of me: Jacqueline Rush Lee is an artist drawn to objects that record physical processes
posted by item at 3:08 AM on October 17, 2010


oh hell what is wrong with me
posted by item at 3:08 AM on October 17, 2010


It's always an unpleasant shame to learn of an interesting talent through their passing, as I just have.

Who's that?
posted by John Cohen at 5:57 AM on October 17, 2010


Unless she went to my college (she didn't) there was someone there doing exactly what she does. Both the books and the paint sculptures. I don't know what to make of that, except I wasn't all that interested when I saw them the first time.
posted by cmoj at 9:48 AM on October 17, 2010


It's also possible to specialize in the wire armatures.
posted by 0rison at 12:43 PM on October 17, 2010


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