Saturday, May 7, 2011

Book sculptures

Click on the image to find out more about Brian Dettmer (the "Book Surgeon"), an artist who takes out-of-date books and crafts them into something like this, using only the illustrations and text that already exist in the book:


Eating a carrot


More of his book sculptures at the link. What he does with them is extraordinary, though I did squirm a little at the thought of old books getting cutting apart, however delicately.

6 comments:

patteran said...

Astonishing! Both concept and execution are entirely wonderful. Thanks for this, HK.

naida said...

wow! thats an art.

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is amazing! I do have doubts about book art sometimes, but there are a lot of books that are genuinely not going to be read again and are perfect materials to use to create something wonderful like this!

John Hayes said...

I shared a bit of your squirminess, but I must say they are really remarkable pieces!

HKatz said...

Thanks all for commenting - they really are amazing.

Relyn said...

I love his work, but I was very like you when I first heard of it - squirm, squirm, squirm. Now, I think it's a better "life" for the book. How many people would ever see it in it's book state versus how many see it this way.