Monday, March 07, 2011

The book surgeon 

Sculpture, actually, from books:

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.

Astonishing, like those old Chinese nested carvings. Take a look at the pictures (keep scrolling).

You cannot do that with an ebook.


By Blogger Pyrus, at Tue Mar 08, 08:42:00 PM:

Those sculptures creep me out the same way the "plastinated" bodies of Gunther von Hagens do. I don't like seeing books cut up that way...  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Wed Mar 09, 11:19:00 AM:

It's amazing the things one can learn sitting a few years in the back row of a public school classroom.


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