What a cool idea – cut up a book, leaving just the illustrations. These pieces are by German/British artist Alexander Korzer-Robinson.
From the artist: “The cut book art has been made by working through the books, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. The images seen in the finished work, are left standing in the place where they would appear in the complete book. As a final step the book is sealed around the cut, and can no longer be opened. As we remember the books from our own past, certain fragments remain with us while others fade away over time – phrases and passages, mental images we created, the way the stories made us feel and the thoughts they inspired.”
Makes me wanna get out my scissors. Bad idea.