I love this sculpture, titled Biografías , by artist Alicia Martín using 5000 books, all biographies. It was on display recently in Córdoba, Spain.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Jamie N

    Has anyone read On a Winter’s Night a Traveler?
    There is a character who builds sculptures out of books and has taught himself not to read.

  • tudza

    Rather than face the stigma of burning the books the state finds offensive, they hit upon the wonderful idea of using them as raw materials for sculpture. In the end, the result is the same, the books are no longer readable.