Laurel Rogers – Music in Words


© 2015
edition of 1
dimensions in inches: 6.25 x 8.25 x 1.5

About this piece:

I found this old book in the recycle pile at the Brookline public library and was inspired to work with it, giving it new life.$ Even the title was amusing. I came up with the idea of music in words, cut the cavity, rolled all the music scrolls and glued them in the cavity. Thus the “music in words”. The cavity goes part-way through the book. I wrote the quote on a piece of music staff paper and have a pile of music and words at the bottom of the page.


books, ink, paper

About the artist:

Laurel Rogers is a book artist currently residing in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Her books range from traditional to unique works of art.  She takes the idea of the book and explores the boundary of book space by making folded, accordion, sculptural and altered books. She uses her musical background as a cellist to draw inspiration for her projects often giving new life to old books.  The book takes center stage as a performer in motion and metamorphosis.


Laurel Rogers – Music in Words