Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Artist Statement & Video

For the past couple of months I have been crate digging for vinyl records at the flea market. I love music, I love the sound quality of a record and a needle, and I love the way music inspires. There is also something about physically going to a flea market and searching for your own personal treasures. These life experiences gave me the idea for this new art installation.

From a distance you see a bookshelf filled to the brim with books. I collaged the spines of the books with sheet music by Mozart and Beethoven. I also painted various images on the covers of every book. All the books vary in size, but they all look the same from a glance. "Do you ever hear that infamous quote, Dont judge a book by its cover?"

Go up to the shelf and touch it. Pull out a book and see what is on the cover. Open the book and read what is inside. Maybe you'll find your own personal treasures.

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