For me, this art is total eye candy. It also reminds me that we are all constantly creating and transforming our lives, our work, our beliefs, and that nothing (and no one) is useless.
Brian Dettmer, painter-turned-sculptor, takes outdated reference materials such as textbooks and encyclopedias, seals them with varnish, then carves away at their pages with an X-Acto knife. He works quickly to reveal images that explore our relationship to information. Take a look at some of the amazing results.
(Image courtesy of the artist and Kinz + Tillou Fine Art.)