The explorations of the altered book began by disseminating the construct of the book, by individual pages. I separated the pages, took phrases, text, font style, bindings, paper and covers and these separate parts became a foundation to build upon to create the book as precious object. I subtracted the ability to read them as sentences, thereby giving the books a visual language. They communicate their new story by metaphor and design. The book form is transformed to resemble the balustrade, the candlestick and/or the cross-section of a flower/plant, even the female figure. The potential in working with the book as object is vast, continuing to work in the theme of transformation brings discovery.