Book of Crystals

February 24, 2015

We are in love with artist Alexis Arnold‘s idea to transform old phonebooks, magazines, bibles and more into beautifully “frozen”, geological specimens.  These beautifully crystalized books make us want to grab any item we can think of and transform it into a shimmering artifact. Arnold says, “The crystals remove the text and transform the books into aesthetic, non-functional objects.”  Her idea for this stemmed from constantly finding boxes of empty books, the surge of e-books and the shuttering of bookstores.

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See more of Alexis Arnold’s crystalized books and work on her website here. Stay tuned for some sparkly specimens hitting the Child of Wild site later this season!

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