Cara Barer, the master of abandoned book art

Her photographs are primarily a documentation of a physical evolution. She has changed a common object into sculpture in a state of flux. The way she chooses to research and find information is also in an evolution. She hopes to raise questions about these changes, the ephemeral and fragile nature in which we now obtain knowledge, and the future of books.

She arrive at some of her images by chance. Others, through experimentation. Without these two elements, her work would not flow easily from one idea to the next. A random encounter on Drew Street with the Houston Yellow Pages was the primary inspiration for this project. After that chance meeting, she began the search for more books, and more methods to change their appearance.

With the discarded books that she has acquired, she is attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography. This project has become a journey that continues to evolve.

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