Incredible Sculptural Collages Cut from Antique Books

To create his intricate, multi-layered collages, Alexander Korzer-Robinson, whose work we spotted over at Colossal, delves into antiquarian books, cutting out everything except the images on each page, leaving them in their proper order. The element of randomness inherent in these pages-deep collages is part of what attracts him to the medium. “By using pre-existing media as a starting point,” he writes, “certain boundaries are set by the material, which I aim to transform through my process. Thus, an encyclopedia can become a window into an alternate world, much like lived reality becomes its alternate in remembered experience. These books, having been stripped of their utilitarian value by the passage of time, regain new purpose. They are no longer tools to learn about the world, but rather a means to gain insight about oneself.” After the jump, explore a few of our favorites of his new work, and then head over to Korzer-Robinson’s website for more of his work.

Image credit: Alexander Korzer-Robinson