AMAZING ART: The Book Surgeon – making amazing carvings in old books

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How unbelievable are these? I’ve seen book art before but this is it on steroids! Intricate, multi-layered, visually arresting, just superb!

From My Modern Metropolis:
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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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.

“My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception,” he says.

There are 15 pieces to view: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-book-surgeon-15-pieces/

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