Artist Alexis Arnold Transforms Old Magazines Into Crystallized Sculptures

San Francisco-based artist Alexis Arnold looks to identify the content as opposed to the material of the publications she freezes in time, calling awareness of both their physicality and easily decreasing occurrence in our day-to-day lives. Utilizing borax crystals Arnold sprouts hardened, iridescent forms from the publication’s pages, appearing the job similar to a natural artifact instead of human detritus. Culling through discarded and discovered texts, she decides those who appear to contain the biggest metaphorical weight. These chosen titles in many cases are these structured around improvements in engineering or miracles of our organic earth—Arnold quietly gesturing to exactly how many encounters we leave behind as computers proceed to steadily shop the majority of our combined expertise. You can view more of Arnold’s crystallized works on her behalf website and Instagram.