The Incredible Book Carvings of Brian Dettmer

American artist Brian Dettmer rescues trashed books headed for the landfill and creates unbelievable paper sculptures. “With the precision of a brain surgeon, he teases books into something else, graphic statements of an expressionist talent that is truly awesome.”

“Much of his current work comes to fruition through the altering of books. Reference works are his favourites because they contain so many illustrations. Using a scalpel in the manner of a surgeon, he cuts into each book, exposing specific images and text in such a way that the viewer might come to interpret the book differently.”