Nick Brandt : PhotographyDan Winters PhotographyThe Book Surgeon (15 pieces)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 Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.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. "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. Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website
Andrzej DraganAnciennes Photos Aériennes et Cartes Postales de Lyon et Bron | Anciennes-photos-lyon.comMeike Nixdorf | ArtistDavid Patchen - San Francisco, CA Artist - SculptorsAbout David David Patchen was born and raised in New York and studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle, Washington. He describes glass as a seductive as well as challenging and particularly unforgiving medium. Its ability to hold elements in suspension, bend light, and layer color in three dimensions, not to mention its mallability in a liquid state, is what first attracted Patchen to glass. His latest work is an exploration of detailed patterns, colors and transparency, all created through multi-layered cane and murrine. Patchen is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Public Glass and former member of the Glass Alliance of Northern California’s board of directors.