Guy Laramee’s monumental book sculptures
Artist Guy Laramee carves incredible landscapes out of vintage books, dictionaries and encyclopedias in his Great Wall and Biblios series. Erosion of cultures is the continual theme that runs through the last 25 years of his works. In his artist statement:
“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.“
Below are a few of my favorites.