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A River Runs Through It is an altered books piece made up of 20 discarded books attached to 3/4" black foam core. All of the books have been folded using the single fold method. The various patinas ranging from white to gold are the result of the aging over time of the paper in the books. The books are held in place by long 7" nails and glue which are inserted from the back of the piece. Shorter rusted nail heads have been used on the tops of the books for a decorative effect. The finished piece has the appearance of city sky scrapers while the shorter books suggest a river running through the city. The wooden frame has a rusted metallic appearance with nail like heads which complements the decorative nails used on the books. This unique art piece is finished with wires on the back ready to hang vertically or horizontally.

A River Runs Through It

  • Book Art

    artist: Joy Campbell

    size: 27" h x 22" w x 11" d

    medium: Discarded Books

    style: Contemporary Sculpture

    Signature: signed on back

    ready to hang vertically or horizontally


If you are not satisfied, return the artwork within two weeks in its original condition, and the purchase price will be refunded minus a 15% restocking fee. Return shipping, fully insured, is the responsibility of the buyer.  Please review any special conditions for returns in the description of the artwork you are purchasing.

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