Guy Laramee Constructs Landscapes Out of Literary Texts

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: Jun 13, 2012 • References: guylaramee and thisiscolossal
If you were to lend Guy Laramee some textbooks don't be surprised if they are returned to you looking nothing like their original form. The French artist has made a name for himself making beautiful sculptures out of thick textbooks. His latest collection is titled Guan Yin, a series of sculptures that include mountains, caves, volcanoes and lake beds.

Immersing oneself into a story will allow one's imagination and creativity to construct a world in which the characters and events take place. Depending on how extensive the description of the setting is, readers will often determine for themselves how the world looks and feels. Laramee takes this imaginary escapism to a new level by extracting the settings literally right out of the pages.