Spread #79- Re.pur.posed December 17, 2009Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
It’s been a while and that’s because I was working hard at scroll sawing old books and altering them into some funky other kind of books, for a fundraising holiday bazaar held at my house last Saturday. Although it was hard work I enjoyed it hugely. It is so much fun to take a traditional object that is very confident of its purpose, such as a book, and confuse it a bit, or much, give it a completely new shape, a shape of another object such as a purse, treat it as a drawer or a cabinet by attaching hardware to it such as old knobs and handles, giving them second chances to impress as well. I do it with all due respect for the book it once was, and still is underneath, respect for its content, its art, and certainly to its author. I work with it to achieve the new use. Gotta love the concept of repurposing, confusing, intriguing, reusing, and mostly re-enjoying. Love the concept of collaborating with an author, cyclical art, the notion that I once enjoyed a book so much that I desire to revive it somehow, then pass it on to you to further elaborate on it as you see fit. Gotta love the idea of an old book turned drawer, mystery box, hand bag, display on a coffee table, an art object or a ‘while you are out journal’, to be further altered by another, away from my hands.
Check them out…and tell me, how do YOU do it (repurposing)?