Just pieces of paper...

Brian Dettmer : Book Autopsies

While rummaging around on the internet looking for images to put in my "altered books" slide show,  I found these amazing book creations! I could not wait to share my treasures, I almost exploded with excitement when I found all these beautiful things.  Art works like these make me want to go into my studio, lock the door,  and bury myself in a world of paper and exacto knives. Oh, these are so much more than pieces of paper my friends, these are worlds of thinly sliced imagination! Unfortunately, the kids in my class were only mildly impressed. But really, until you have tried to slice into a book with this kind of precision and planning, how can you appreciate the degree of complexity inherent in this kind of finger-numbing work? Maybe some will catch a little of my enthusiasm and go on to be paper cutters extraordinaire! Hope you enjoy!

Georgia Russell

Sophia Michahelles: Vanity Fair

The Physiological Basis of Medical Practice, 2006", Altered book, 9 x 7-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches.

Oferenda a Iemanjá para um Feliz Ano Novo, 2007

Atlas cortado
17cm x 11cm (livro fechado

Jennifer Khoshbin

Betty Pepper: Where


J A Dunham said...

Your blog inspires me so much! Thank you :)

PhaedraJean ArtMachine said...

I'm so glad! Thanks for reading. :)