Friday, November 20, 2009

Nicholas Jones, Book Sculptor for the Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA

More from Nicholas Jones at his Master Class at the Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle. This was Jones' first trip over to teach in the states; his studio and showings are in Melbourne, Australia. It was really interesting to observe his class and the listen in on the lecture as his pieces almost demand a kind of justification for essentially destroying books to turn them into art. It is quite a phenomenon. He says in addition to looking for interesting looking books, he looks for a strong binding to ensure the piece can survive its transformation. His work can be viewed at

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