“Open Books,” an exhibit of book sculptures by Victoria Su, is on display in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., for the month of November.

Book sculptor Su uses discarded, found and forgotten books to create her original artworks. As lifelong lover of books, the printed page, and the written word, Su finds beauty, expression and inspiration in the de- and re-construction of abandoned books. As new technologies change relationships with the physical book, Su looks for ways to celebrate and elevate books that are no longer wanted.

Su works out of her studio in Southern New Hampshire where she sculpts new life into discarded books.

“The books I use in the sculptures are in some small way damaged: ripped, bent, written in, outdated, or broken, making the likelihood of them being read again slim,” she said.

The resulting sculptures can take many forms including wreaths, wall sculptures, tabletop sculptures and bookmobiles. A sampling of all her work will be included in the exhibit.

The Kramer Gallery is located on the ground floor of the downtown library. For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.