Also on these boards
Turner Hale Kunkel: B, September 7, 1985; Paul John (PJ) Kunkel, B, August 5, 1988; D, January 12,2013. LUA. M.
Artist Peter Root has been busy collecting staples and turning the boring metal office supplies used for bundling paperwork into mesmerizing city scapes. Using 100,000 staples to cover an approximate area of 600cm x 300cm (118 inches x 236 inches), Root’s work of art entitled Ephemicropolis was born. Root broke down the stacks of staples into varying sizes, the tallest of which measures 12cm high (5 inches) and the smallest which consists of a single staple.
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
Tom French’s acrylic works often depict couples in seemingly amorous relationships that create the optical illusion of a skull, pieces that walk the line between beautiful and unsettling. Just squint or take a few steps back from your monitor for maximum effect.