Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Book Autopsies

Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex three-dimensional sculptures. The effect is a mind-boggling mix of sculpture, literature and whimsical craftmanship, both edgy and dreamlike and more than a little steam-punk in my estimation.

By altering the books without inserting or changing the location of any of the book's contents, Dettmer creates a powerful commentary on the book and its content. An intricate alternative interpretation of the books, if you will.

Feast your eyes on samples of his work at the Aron Packer gallery or at centripetal notion.

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