Curves by James Allen


Curves is a book excavation created by altering a book of the same title that explores the themes of curves in visual art, design, architecture, and nature. All of the pages remain bound in their original format, but they have been cut into to reveal the content in a new way. The many layers of curves twist over and under each other creating a beautiful and dynamic composition that illustrates how pleasant and pervasive this visual form is in the world.

(This work is available unframed for $1000)

Artist Bio

James Allen creates book excavations by transforming found books into relief sculptures. His work can be found in collections including UCLA, Johns Hopkins University, and Oregon Historical Society. Allen’s excavations have been shown at many museums and galleries including Bellevue Arts Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, and Morris Museum. His work is currently part of a national touring exhibition called Cut up/Cut Out. He lives and works in Portland Oregon.