Brian Dettmer also known as 'The Book Surgeon' is an Atlanta based artist that does exactly what his pseudonym suggests! To put it simply, he transforms books into genius works of art.
His explanation of the process:
"In this work I begin with an existing book and seal its edges, creating an enclosed vessel full of unearthed potential. I cut into the surface of the book and dissect through it from the front. I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories."
I can't imagine the amount of calculation, time and skill needed to create these pieces! And there are really no words to describe the supremacy of Brian Dettmer's work. I'll leave it for you to decide...