"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day. Ironically, despite the name, this occasion is only officially celebrated in the UK and Ireland. To honor the day I thought I'd share with you artwork created by Brian Dettmer who takes vintage books - anything from dictionaries and medical texts to art and architecture books - and carves them into beautifully intricate sculptures. There are many more examples on Brian's official website. I think they are pretty amazing.


  1. Wow, how unique and interesting! I love the creative mind! :) Thank you for posting so many things I've not seen in this world and would probably never stumble upon if not for visiting this lovely place. :)

  2. Hi April, I was very impressed with his resourcefulness and creativity. They are kind of surreal looking I thought. I appreciate your encouraging words :)