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Book Surgeon Creates Incredible Book Sculptures Using Surgical Tools

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Brian Dettmer is a New York-based artist known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. He explains his creative process as follows:

“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 surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer 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 alternate histories and memories.”

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