Intricate Book Art Carvings by Brian Dettmer
Born in Chicago but currently living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia, contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian meticulously exposes various layers to create his mind-blowing artwork. Dettmer has received critical acclaim around the world and his work can be found in countless galleries and publications. Below you will find a small sample of his art along with an artist bio and statement from Dettmer. Be sure to visit Brian’s official site: briandettmer.com for more information and photographs of his fantastic art.
Art Unlimited Basel, 2010
La Casa Encendida Madrid, 2010
Kunstverein Hannover, 2011
The meeting room contains a table, six chairs, jackets, laptops, writing utensils, papers, diaries, cell phones, coffee cups, …… the usual. A powerful light at the room’s center casts an intense beam across the table. A ventilator churns the air. A subtile nocturnal recording of the Borneo jungle can be heard. An unknown consciousness befalls the entire scenario.
tumblr has made it so that the words “violence” and “abuse” no longer hold any meaning to me
like, at this point when someone says “my parents are abusive” that could range from “they beat me” to “they make me do my homework” and if someone is violent that could range “they cause severe physical harm to others” to “they at some point in the past said something not in keeping with what i specifically feel to be morally right”
this devaluing and bending of words, while it is something that i can empathize with to a degree, removes simple and powerful ways for people who are the victims of violence and abuse to articulate and describe their experiences, and can prevent them from being taken seriously by others.
so please think of this post when you say these sorts of things, and try to be more judicious in the application of these words.
THATS A HUMAN THAT SOMEONE TURNED INTO A CAT I BET JUST LIKE HOCUS POCUS STARRING SARAH JESSICA PARKER