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Altered Books

What do you do with an outdated encyclopedia in the information age? With X-Acto knives and an eye for a good remix, artist Brian Dettmer makes beautiful, unexpected sculptures that breathe new life into old books.


Kim Sutliff, A Home Within the Words

Used book, 2015

Sutliff uses old books, newspapers, photographs, and magazines to create different pieces of art.

She started off by cutting the pages of the book so that they resembled a tree trunk. 84 more words


Guy Laramee: The Great Wall (Charlton and Ethan)

Books into landscapes: 2010

Guy Laramie’s concept is transforming books into landscapes.  His pieces range from large to small.  He goes into book stores just to look at the physical book, he doesn’t read it. 261 more words


Brian Dettmer, A Loose Leaf and Self Revising Reference Work, Saturation Will Result,The Volume Library

His concept is preserving books as they become less necessary with all the new technology coming out today. In addition, he feels as though stories and history can’t be told the same in computers as it can in books. 212 more words


Lisa Kokin, Brynn and Zoe

Lisa Kokin is an artist who uses recycled and reclaimed materials she has found at flea markets, thrift stores, and recycling centers to craft her work. 155 more words


Wire Toothbrush

The wire project was easily the frontrunner out of all the projects for difficulty in my opinion. In previous projects, my original approaches worked perfectly and ended up as my final products whereas wire toothbrush took at least three starting attempts to produce a solid base for what I had pictured on paper and in my head. 125 more words


Shapes, Olivia Geier

I accomplished a lot in this project. We had the shortest amount of time to complete it and I was also the most intimidated by this project. 246 more words