Isaac Salazar was looking for a hobby
when his wife suggested that he try folding a design in the pages of a
book. The inspiration came from simpler book decorations they had seen
in a model home."It dawned on me that it could be used as a way
to inspire people, and could also be considered art," said Salazar. The
designs are made up of folded pages with minor cuts, and they take
anywhere from three days to two weeks to complete.
Many of the books Salazar works with
were rescued from the local library's discard pile. "I'm happy to know
that books have not lost their edge," he said.
The green component to Salazar's work
helps spur him on. "Day after day landfills are filled with so much
waste," said Salazar. "Knowing that I keep a small part of what others
may consider trash and turn it into a treasure is very gratifying."
I love it!!!!!
Sometimes, the content of the book
itself serves as inspiration. "If the title of a book represents a
positive and inspiring message that also meshes with the word or design I
fold into the book, I can't help but feel that what I am creating is
meant to be," said Salazar.
After he photographs his work for clients, Salazar typically sells the books or uses them to promote his art in galleries.
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