In his most recent works, Jonathan Callan uses books to create organic forms. What’s interesting about the piece above is how the materials harken back to their original form. The paper from the book was once a tree, and now it is being used to create the form of a tree once more. This environmental narrative runs throughout Callan’s work, yet most articles seem to focus on the use of colour or shape. I agree that his works are aesthetically beautiful, but in this case I think the materials are key to the message. How ironic is it that the tree went through the process of becoming paper, only to become a tree once more. A lot of waste for nothing, right? To see more of Callan’s work, click here.