Gallery: Artist Brian Dettmer Carves Old Books into Intricate Narrative...

 
Most of Dettmer’s focus is on books, favoring out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries. He begins carving away arbitrarily at the pages, letting the images reveal themselves as he moves through his process. He seals the edges of the books to ensure precision, which also transforms the splayed edges to look like a smooth and sanded piece of wood.

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4 Comments

  1. BertieorBirdie July 13, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    There’s nothing like the relief of finding what you’re lkooing for.

  2. Stafon July 13, 2011 at 6:19 am

    I’ll try to put this to good use immedaeitly.

  3. Saladini July 7, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Wonderful concept!

  4. bajionline March 2, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    This is amazing, and I love when artists come up with a fun visual use for recycled materials. This is really good!

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