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

 
Dettmer’s messages range from narrative to political, with spiral sculptures of butterflies from a lepidoptery journal, or a scene of layered illustrated animals from a children’s book. The latter is the subject of a piece called “M.I.A.”, where the artist carefully removed all of the text from a map of the Middle East, his comment on the ignorance of our current political situation.

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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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