this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.
this is a private blog for my design students and assorted other survivors. Tro blemakers all.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Brian Dettmer’s exquisite carved books at Urtopia, a group show curated by
Kelly McCray at Toronto’s Edward Day Gallery.

In a sense, these works are the opposite of collage.

Using surgical tools, Brian Dettmer removes paper like an archeologist releasing
a fossil from layers of sediment, thereby unveiling connections between words
and images hundreds of pages away from each other. The results are breathtaking:
solid and sculptural, with a texture resembling the wood from which the paper pulp
once came.


please click it to enlarge ( it is worth it )

2 comments:

sean said...

that is absolutely amazing. the amount of detail and planning in that must be mind blowing.

i may just have to steal it for a post on my own blog.

adrn19 said...

wow talk about being meticulous