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 currently lives and works in Nashville Tennessee. He has shown his work at museums and galleries across the country including Bellevue Arts Museum, Morris Museum, Whatcom Museum, Cameron Art Museum, and Brooklyn Central Library. His book excavations are also in special collections libraries at UCLA, Ringling College of Art and Design, John's Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, University of Puget Sound, Baylor University, Swarthmore College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Colorado Boulder.