Laura, 2016 , Discarded books on wood, 60 x 49 x 4.5 inches

Nick Georgiou crafts elaborate, anthropomorphic sculptures from discarded printed materials, providing a new kind of value to the slowly fading technology. Georgiou, who was born in Queens and now works in Tuscon, Arizona, uses old newspapers and paperback books as his media. He begins by dying the pages before gluing and sewing them into wild, lifelike configurations resembling mythical totems and tribal masks. Georgiou's colorful sculptures, at once playful and bittersweet, archive the remnants of the printed word while imbuing said remains with an otherworldly, seemingly immortal power.

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