Cecilia Levy’s reshaped stories

To graphic designer, illustrator and paper artist Cecilia Levy, old books carry a history, not just by the story written on their pages, but also in terms of how they’ve been used; dog-ears, stains, a dedication on the flyleaf, a doodle in the margin. For her paper art she uses books from the beginning of the last century, taking them apart, tearing, shredding and cutting the pages into small pieces that are then reassembled into new objects. Eggshell thin, yet remarkably steady. The story lives on, but in a different shape.

Cecilia Levy Expecting
Nothing is like expecting, 2012

Cecilia Levy Daily thistles
Daily Thistles, 2012 (Public commission for Gottsunda Library, Uppsala)

Cecilia Levy Hobo
Hobo – Homeward Bound, 2012 (Boots, size 40 / US 9)

Cecilia Levy Red
Colony, Red, 2011 (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

Cecilia Levy Red2
Colony, Red, 2011 (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

Cecilia Levy Cuckoos Nest
Cuckoos Nest, 2012

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