Recently, I went searching for new images to add to my collection of images of books featured in art. A funny theme began to emerge with the images I was finding.
It was books as light—books as sources of illumination–an obvious metaphor, but funny to see so many of them popping up in what was a pretty short, random search.
There are books to come home to…
There are books to light the way
And books that light the way to dimensions far from home
Of course, it’s not so much about books, but illumination in whatever form it comes to us.
Some knowledge can be dangerous–radioactively so.
It can even lead you astray. Although I’m not sure if the artist is commenting on the content or the form here.
Sometimes books are all sweetness and light…
Sometimes they are their own source of darkness and confusion.
Whatever they are, books beckon…
especially in times like these.