Cecilia Levy used to be a bookbinder, putting together pages of paper in wondrous ways to create beautiful covers. This time, Cecilia does exactly the opposite, tearing books apart and repurposing them into different shapes that testify about the special worth of literature. Even if you think that destroying old books is a blasphemy, get a second look at her works and you will start appreciating these amazing cups, boots, flowers, kettles and abstract shapes.
Here is the story of Cecilia in her own words: “I use books from the beginning of the last century. Take them apart, shred or cut the pages into small pieces, and paste them together again. The pages are reassembled into new objects. Eggshell thin, yet remarkably steady. The story lives on, but in a different shape.”
Images © Cecilia Levy