Friday, 18 Feb, 2011 Offbeat

Brian Dettmer - Artist that Makes Beautiful Sculptures from Old Books


Brian Dettmer is an artist that decided to make something beautiful out of old books, cassette tapes, records and maps.

By using clams, tweezers and X-Acto knives he transforms the upper mentioned objects into very nice sculptures.

The main objects that the artist turns into works of art are unused old books. From the wide range of books he mostly selects out of date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books and dictionaries.

Dettmer's goal is to bring a new life into these objects and fill them with a new meaning. His works deliver different messages from narrative to political.

The artist's works can be observed in various galleries and museums across North American and Europe.

[via Brian Dettmer]

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