The art of up-cycling, deconstructing
and re-imagining the book.

Janie is a book artist who constructs 3D narratives, transforming books into unique art objects.

“I think of an ‘altered book’ as one which has been changed and modified by creative means into a mixed-media work of art. I see the book as a tool to explore and communicate ideas in a very individual way. Thus the altered book regains value and becomes a vehicle for the construction of narratives.”

Janie Graham lovingly vandalises books back to life with a passion for detail that is immediately obvious.

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In Dickens novel Oliver Twist, he satirises the hypocrisies of the time, including the recruitment of children as criminals.