A Sprawling Carved Book Sculpture Garden

The art of book carving has reached a monumental new scale with Taiwanese artist Long-Bin Chen’s installation for the Library rotunda at the College of Charleston. Together with a team of helpers, the artist constructed large stacks of books and carved them into forms resembling those found in manicured nature – boulders, tree stumps, and a path of stones. The peaceful looking scene continues his merging of eastern and western art – in this case the western element being the discarded textbooks that formed the work itself.

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