Alicia Martin’s is a Spanish artist best know for her book installations.
With books you can do everything, as well as read them and love them. You can collect, pay, and give to a loved one with a dedication in the first or last page. Sure, you can do pretty much everything with a book, for example, even a mega “cascade” of installation on a facade of a house. It sounds crazy, especially for the book as an object, rather than a splurge is a true vocation, this, a sort of non-verbal communication by artist Alicia Martín.
Each of the massive book columns is held secure with an intricate metal and mesh framework inside. The metal skeleton gives the voluminous sculptures shape and holds each and every page in place, although the pieces appear to be flowing downward.
The Madrid artist creates installations using books, thousands of books, that applying them around a framework or skeleton give rise to a masterful “waterfall of paper”, which, starting from a window or from the facade of a building, is poured into the street throughout the its “cultural abundance”, inevitably capturing the attention of passers-by and onlookers. The locations chosen by the Spanish artist are the most varied: parks, historic houses, palaces common and sidewalks.
A wonderful way to embellish the every day of every people that walks on the road.