Charcoal Drawings on book pages - Illustrating Literature
These charcoal drawings are drawn on collaged book pages. I am taking old discarded novels found in “Free Bins” at libraries and giving the books a new life in the shape of visual art. A novel, just like a work of art, is considered “timeless” by the author. Unfortunately, as time moves forward, language, subject and styles of writing change, leaving outdated novels in the dust. The books I used for this series may have been interesting and popular once, but today they remain unread and lost. Instead of being tossed into the trash, they are being reborn into art. Each charcoal drawing represents the book’s subject or content it’s drawn on. The drawings are deliberately created using charcoal to enhance the ephemeral feel of art, however all the drawings are sealed and archival.