Everyone here at Books on the Radio is a big fan of Rachael Ashe and her work.
Her Altered Books are incredible artifacts and beautiful specimens.
Evidence of a unique curiosity, and a talent for playful and experimental approaches to turning the seemingly mundane everyday object into a thing of beauty.
Thanks to the people at Opus Art Supplies for creating this little video about Rachael and her work.
If you’re feeling inclined to own one of Rachael’s pieces – and why wouldn’t you be so inclined – check her Etsy Shop for more.
From the Opus Art Supplies video:
Rachael Ashe is a local Vancouver artist whose specialities include photography, collage, and a very unique approach to the art of book alteration. Drawing inspiration from the vast variety and influence that our cities nature provides us, Rachael strives to incorporate bits of nature into all of her artwork. We sat down with Rachael as she shared exactly why she alters books, how she approaches them, and what drives her unquenchable desire to create.