Photographer Danae Falliers captures the quiet stillness found on library shelves in her colorful collection of work, simply titled Library. From a direct point of view, the artist documents the rows and rows of lines and blocks of color which fill the shelves in organized arrangements.
She then uses digital manipulation to eliminate any text on the spines, and to obtain her desired saturation and exposure. She sometimes merges multiple images together into one image, and adds drawing and painting techniques to blur the distinction between soft and hard lines.
The final results are an abstract representation of literature enclosed within the covers. Each stunning array of colors creates an interesting pattern that appears almost painterly. “I am intrigued by ideas of transience, transcendence, and permanence. I'm interested in the co-existence of movement and stillness, color and pattern, realism and abstraction, flatness and depth,” explains Falliers. “My pieces show the fleeting nature of transition, difficult to grasp but known to our perception, recognizable to our consciousness and memory.”