Fans of literature may find it easy to get lost in a world of books. They’re also a little more into the metaphorical than straight forward, but thanks to brilliant Brazilian artists Marcos Saboya and Gualter Pupo, it’s something readers can literally do. The installation, called aMAZEme, is an intricate maze built entirely out of books.
From now until August 26, lucky crowds in London can visit the Southbank Centre can explore the maze first hand. The colorful and detailed maze is something wonderful to explore and might even be a little more difficult than your standard corn maze because anyone inside will find themselves distracted by the wonderful books at every turn. It’s just one aspect of the London 2012 Festival, but it is definitely one of the most rare and eye catching experiences visitors can look forward to.
There’s much more than meets the eye with this maze, however. It was created with Argentine short-story writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges in mind. His work charmed and inspired readers for generations to come. Saboya and Pupo, inspired by the quote “"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library” from the author, created a paradise of books Borges himself might love. From an aerial view, the maze also forms an image. It comes together to create a fingerprint from the author himself.