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By Islam Aly
Cairo, Egypt: Islam Aly, 2024. Edition of 30 variants.

3 x 3 x 1” in hand carved camel bone covers. Materials: laser-cut handmade paper, linen thread, book board, hand carved camel bone covers. Coptic binding. Signed and numbered by the artist.

Islam Aly: "In ‘Perspectives’, the inaugural volume of the Junctions Series, readers are invited to explore a visual journey through the cover pattern developing inside the book. Inspired by the intricacies of Coptic book covers, ‘Perspectives’ is weaving together elements of art, culture, and history to create a unique visual experience.

“The Junctions Series draws inspiration from the intricate beauty of Coptic book covers, known for their ornate designs and rich symbolism. Each book in this series serves as a connection between the past and present, blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics.

“The handmade paper features different colored folios, with each section laser-cut to resemble the patterns, appearance, and texture of the old Coptic covers. The covers themselves are hand-carved from camel bone, with intricately carved spaces and cuts that reveal the patterns inside the book.”


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