laura robert conceptual art
laura robertconceptual art

I got inspired to reimagine books while visiting Sicily and resonating with an amazing collection of recovered floor tiles. See:

https://kateludlow.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/le-stanze-al-genio-an-inspiring-collection-of-majolica-tiles/

 

Out of that experience came my mosaics made with book cover cuttings. I’ve reclaimed thousands of unwanted books and especially appreciate the vintage designs, colors, textures, marks, beautifully handwritten inscriptions, underlined sentences, entries in the margins, artifacts left inside, bookplates, bookstore labels and illustrations. Sometimes I adhere my pieces with contractor staples to evoke a “stitched” aesthetic. More recently I'm working with scraps and marks from my process. I exhibit the mosaics in many different ways, including singly and connected to form larger installations.

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