Vintage books transformed into images

Ekaterina Panikanova

Look who I stumbled upon whilst flicking through Pinterest this week…

Ekaterina Panikanova that’s who. She creates amazing large scale painted collages from old books and other old documents and is my Pick of the Week this week.

She says:

“I like working on old books: I like the way the wear and tear, underlinings, notes and scribblings enable me to perceive the personalities of the people who have read them. In Russia, there is a difference between a icon which has been ‘prayed to’ and one which has not; a book which has been read has the same kind of energy as an icon which has been worshiped.”

Her illustratrions are inspired by the content of the pages she draws and paints upon and her work explores the theme of childhood memories, inviting us to discover ourselves by reading behind the lines of our subconscious.

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