Amazing Landscapes Made From Books By Guy Laramee
What would you do if you inherited an extended collection of old books, dictionaries and miscellaneous thick compendiums? Some of us might cherish them, others might donate them to libraries (now that’s a good place for old books) , but the same can’t be said about an artist named Laramee… he would use those books to carve amazing miniature landscapes. His latest collection, which he titled The Great Wall and Biblios is the most stunning one he has created yet. This latest series represents the degradation of human culture, through book carvings of glaciers, caves and mountains. Have a look at what is probably the most awesome use of old books.
When asked about this lovely collection, the artist had this to say: “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.”
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