Few would think, or have the patience, to carve a book into a stunning landscape. Talented Canadian artist Guy Laramee uses his sculpting skills to etch away at tens of books (and even an encyclopedia) to create different landscapes from over all over the world. These artworks are from Laramee's collections titled The Great Wall and Biblios.

This is what Laramee had to say about his ambitious project:

"So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are."

To view more of his magnificent carved artwork, visit www.guylaramee.com

 

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