Transforming once loved books into lovely objects to admire is an art that breathes passion into artist Talia Halliday—and life back into the book themselves.
She was first inspired to use books as a medium while teaching. She gave used text books to her students and encouraged them to fill the pages with poetry and artwork. It didn't take long to settle on the idea of creating a page-turning sculpture.
Sorting through discarded books in her local library, Talia is able to find the most resplendent tomes littering the tables. These books hold so much history, so much love, and so much knowledge. The title of the book most often dictates what will be carved from inside and what the book will now become as a piece of art. Halliday keeps the integrity of the book intact as much as possible, because, after all, her goal is to bring back the book as an art form.