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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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.
“The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge.”
And these are AMAZING!!! So much patience!
Adriana, Jess and Bella are my favourite <3
This man is amazing! I saw some of his work online last year and he just gets better!!
Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire draws spellbinding 18ft picture of New York from memory… after a 20-minute helicopter ride over the city.
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sigh. i love umbrellas. and i like this work
but what i don’t like is the rain we’ve been getting lately
Artist: Miroslav Hak
Title: On the Balcony
Size: 12 x 9.5 inches
Good luck to all us second years with installing tomorrow! Woooo, its nearly done..
This is the invite (back/front), reblog, print, engrave on a gold plate for all its worth - but just make sure you come to the opening..21st October 6pm!!!
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Our first truck stop: The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship at the SCA (Sydney College of the Arts) Galleries. A collective exhibition of five artists all vying for the ultimate title of Scholarship Recipient. In other words, waiting and willing for a whole bunch of cash from…
Our promo flyer for our virtual exhibition..
Combined effort of jess and i - artistic director and labourer of love. ha!
…more screen prints
playing around with idea of stills - ‘freezing’ time