The Pueblo by James Allen

The Pueblo is a book excavation created with a found book about the history of New Mexico. The layers of pages reveal beautiful old engravings featuring the distinct landscape, architecture and people of this area. Bits of text combine to read 'the pueblo was sticking into the air like a church'.

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.