Using old books and various antiquated texts, Panikanova proceeds to apply her dark markings across the multiple volumes of published words and images.
Like a hidden message or puzzle, her works are applied across unspecified pages on each book. Furthermore, with some of her paintings (which are more like installations), there is a puzzling three-dimensionality to them as the pages are not bound down. Instead, they flow freely and add not only layers, but also a sense of texture to the piece.
Recent Dish on visual art crafted from books here.
(Image courtesy of Ekaterina Panikanova)