Modern Master Brian Dettmer Transforms Books Into Sculpture
A friend and I recently went to the High, an Atlanta art museum housing many famous works. These include Girl With A Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer. We walked through the building in the staid manner of typical museum-goers – until we saw a tiny book in a glass case. We stopped and stared, taking in every aspect of it, too stunned to be excited. Every page in the book was intricately carved. Together, the pages formed a sculptural modern masterpiece.
Every once in awhile, an artist reminds me why I devote my life to creativity and sets the bar higher. This Atlanta sculptor, Brian Dettmer, is one of those artists. Here are some examples of his work:
This last image is a work in progress. I thought some readers would be interested in seeing Dettmer’s process.