Artist Jonathan Whitfill blends literature and art in the form of book wheel sculptures that will make you stop, stare, and maybe even read along. Whitfill gives new life to old books for his Shredder series, producing layered pieces that give off an aura of sophistication. Since many of these literary specimens display titles, library stamps, and various book pages, this also provides onlookers with the opportunity to explore the fine, antique details as they admire a nearly obsolete medium.
To create these magnificent sculptures, Whitfill starts by cutting out pages from each of the repurposed books, in order to form wedges that will fit together in a wheel formation. The books themselves are encased in a protective resin and, after being manipulated, they are secured to a metal sculpture base. Once this process is complete, what results is a unique work of art that is fit for readers and art-lovers alike.
These captivating book sculptures during discarded literature into layered works of art.