Brian Dettmer Uses Surgical Tools To Carve Books Into Intricate Sculptures

Another amazing artist from Flow Art Station. This one scupts glorious shapes that tell their own story…from books. Gobsmackingly good!

Flow Art Station

08-New-Books-of-Knowledge1livre-sculpture-15book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-15livre-sculpture-11book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-27Arte-hecha-con-libros-19.jpgbook-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-28.jpglivre-sculpture-02book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-35book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-31tumblr_m72th3w3PL1qlq9poo4_r1_1280tumblr_m72th3w3PL1qlq9poo1_r1_1280libraries-of-healthlivre-sculpture-10livre-sculpture-13livre-sculpture-08book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-29book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-34book-art-carving-sculpture-brian-dettmer-8livre-sculpture-07book-surgeon-carvings-art-brian-dettmer-33livre-sculpture-06

Brian Dettmer Uses Surgical Tools To Carve Books Into Intricate Sculptures

New York-based Artist Brian Dettmer creates impressively intricate multi-layered sculptures from books. The artist calls himself the Book Surgeon because he uses knives, tweezers, and surgical tools to carve the art works out of old medical journals, illustration books, dictionaries, map books and encyclopedias. The bigger the book, the better – The Surgeon doesn’t add anything additional to the sculptures, he only folds, bends, rolls, stacks, and, of course, removes.

Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories,” explains Dettmer in the artist’s statement. “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.

More info: briandettmer.com

View original post

About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

10 responses to “Brian Dettmer Uses Surgical Tools To Carve Books Into Intricate Sculptures

Don't be shy!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: