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Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time.
More Money, More Art: 32 Currency Creations Article by Steph , filed under Sculpture & Craft in the Art category. Money art, including sculptures and collages made of coins or paper cash, proves that currency can be worth even more than its face value. These 32 works by 14 ( more ) artists were created by welding coins together, laser-cutting cash, painting on dollar bills and even just plastering an entire room with them. From stunningly detailed portraits to jaw-dropping stop-motion videos, these works of art range from social commentary to pure fun. Portraits & More by Mark Wagner
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<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/broccolitree-600x436.jpg?w=600&h=436" alt="" title="broccolitree" width="600" height="436" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-102276" /> This Happy-Friday moment brought to you by Minneapolis photographer Brock (Eh? Get it?)
Thing in a Jar 7 inches by 4 inches, mason jar Pictured above is the Thing in a Jar that's usually sitting in my office at work.