The Librarian, George Herms. (1960)

Wooden box, papers, books, loving cup, and painted stool. 

A fascination with the accumulation of objects and ideas is evident in one of George Herms’s most important assemblage works from the early 1960s: the anthropomorphic sculpture The Librarian, made from old books found in a dump in the Northern Californian town of Larkspur. This work represents for Herms one of his distinct approaches to assemblage sculpture, in which a multitude of things and materials are thrown together to create what Herms called a “tossed salad” assemblage. Like other of Herms’s sculptures, The Librarian relates to someone who has had a particular influence on the artist’s life: in this case, a small-town librarian in Larkspur, where Herms lived for a year at the start of the 1960s. 


Braided book art by Math Monahan

Using a system of braided books, I am attempting to create a structure that possesses its power and agency only when it exist between academic book and art object. By allowing the tension of the circle arrangement to hold the object together, without adhesives or restraint, the pages slowly unbraid themselves over time giving the installation the opportunity to become books, again, in their original form.

via Neatorama, check out his tumblr here


Salford Portfolio

01. This is the piece I created for the brief ‘Altered book’. It is a plaster castof a child’s face and a paper sculpture made from the book itself. It is depicting a baptism as the words of the bible fall onto the child’s head and how religion is somewhat forced upon young children before they can make their own decisions.

02. This is the first of my life drawing pieces in the portfolio showing 3 studies all in pencil.

03. The Second of my life drawing pieces in fine liner felt tip pen and water.

04. These are 4 logos that I have created for an outdoor clothing brand that I

came up with. This logo was hand drawn then scanned into illustrator

and these 4 variations where created in there.

05. Here are 3 perspective drawings that are done in pencil the fine liner.

06. This is a screen print on paper of a design that accompanies the ‘Able’

logo shown in 04.