Brian Dettmer
Posted by cornpone in it's the arts 8 years ago
In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and other surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each page while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose a book’s hidden, fragmented memory. The completed pieces expose new relationships of a book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception.
Really interesting
spacely_sprocket: I think the work was really interesting. There's a few artist's work I'd like to own; I would add Dettmer to the short list.
FoolProof: No doubt. I love art that's as much about the process as the product.