Robert Kushner
Scriptorium: Devout Exercises of the Heart
2008 - present
Drawings and paintings on antique book pages and covers
Dimensions variable

Robert Kushner lives and works in New York, New York, USA.

Words from the website:

Scriptorium consists of 1000 small drawings and paintings executed
directly on pages of old books and manuscript. The pages have been
removed from discarded and damaged books from America, England,
France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Tibet,
and Japan. They date from ca. 1500-1920. I would like to think that
these superimposed flowers in
Scriptorium bring the pages back to life,
make us wonder who owned and read these books, and through their
foxing, notations and even burned areas, allow us to ponder their
varied histories.

The photographs are reproduced with the kind permission of the artist
and DC Moore Gallery, New York.
Copyright: Robert Kushner and DC Moore Gallery