Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by WAAVE+DADA
Most recently exhibited at Sara Zarin Gallery, artist Ekaterina Panikanova continues to create her large mosaics using old books as canvases.
Panikanova imagery tends to retain a nostalgic, rustic tone that her books embody, illustrating snapshots of families, deer, birds and baked goods. For each pice she reads the texts and chooses the illustrations from pages themselves, adding:
"I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlinings, notes and scribblings enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. In Russia, there is a difference between a icon which has been ‘prayed to’ and one which has not; a book which has been read has the same kind of energy as an icon which has been worshiped." [via BeautifulSurface]