Sunday, December 4, 2011

Brian Dettmer

This is one of many "book autopsies" by Brian Dettmer. He carves through the books to create extremely intricate 3D art so detailed and fragile it's almost like clockwork, making great usage of space and shape to create a sense of depth. Many of these art pieces are actually several books put together and cut through as one body to create larger, sculpture-like works. Others are modified so extensively they hardly end up looking like books, like this one:

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