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Artist Transforms Colorful Rows of Library Books into Abstract Images [PHOTOS]

Sometimes library books can be used for more than just reading. Photographer Danae Falliers captures photographs of rows of colorful library books and transforms them into abstract arrangements in a series entitled “Library.”

Falliers first photographs the books on the shelves and then uses photo manipulation to remove any text or images from the book spines. She also uses digital tools and manipulation to achieve her preferred exposure and saturation. The final results are countless rows made up of lines and blocks of vibrant color that appear almost as if they were painted.

On her website, Falliers explains:

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. My work explores the evolution of the perceived landscape, created in part by the pervasive acceleration of images in modern life, which in turn has exponentially intensified and dulled our cognitive understanding of our environments. My pieces show the fleeting nature of transition, difficult to grasp but known to our perception, recognizable to our consciousness and memory.

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