Brian Dettmer Carves books like old dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. using surgical tools, knives and tweezers to carve them into works of art. Brian was born in 1974, Chicago and attened Columbia College he was focused on painting while he was there, but then he started to study the connections between text and language while working at a signage store. Where it started to influence his paintings like painting text, braille, and morse code. Which lead to the layering of newspaper and books pages on his work. I believe the effect of his work is to show that text and books are a type of art and that it also holds information and pictures that you can see in your head.