Book Sculpture

Don’t judge a book by its cover – Brian Dettmer: Book Sculptures

Imagine you are in the second hand bookshop and you stumble across a pile of old medical journals, dictionaries and out of date encyclopedias.

Do you feel like you have struck gold?

Most likely not.

For most people what is directly in front of them is all they see, not the potential that lies within – the hidden gem, if you will.

Contemporary artist and book sculpter, Brian Dettmer on the other hand, would look at that old book in your hand and sees a canvas.


The Household Physicians by Brian Dettmer (image by Brian Dettmer)


Kingdom By Brian Dettmer - This makes me think of Noah's Ark as the animals go in two by two... (image from Brian Dettmer)

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