Jeff Koons, Colouring Book, 1997-2005, steel with coloured coating, 563.9 x 334 x 23.2 cm, 1 of 5 unique versions. Source
I’ve been looking at images of Jeff Koons’ Colouring Book for about ten minutes now and I still can’t decide whether it’s transparent or not. How pathetic! The materials (steel with coloured coating) would indicate that this structure is as opaque as it gets, meaning that its surface is simply reflecting its surroundings. But what a fantastic, mind-blowing effect!
Born in Chicago but currently living and working out of Atlanta, Georgia, contemporary artist Brian Dettmer creates incredible works of art with old books and tremendous patience. Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian meticulously exposes various layers to create his mind-blowing artwork. Dettmer has received critical acclaim around the world and his work can be found in countless galleries and publications. Below you will find a small sample of his art along with an artist bio and statement from Dettmer. Be sure to visit Brian’s official site: briandettmer.com for more information and photographs of his fantastic art.