Guy Laramee is a Canadian artist who uses carved books to create spectacular three-dimensional landscapes. Using large books or multiple books bound together, Laramee creates detailed representations of mountains and hills through painstaking carving and painting. However, Laramee still finds it necessary to remind the viewer that the piece's foundation is a book.
These carved books are forged in such a way that their titles are left exposed on their covers and spines, and certain words are left exposed. This is done to remind the viewer that the sculptures were made possible by damaging the knowledge inherent of the books. Indeed these works allude to the end of the printed word as we know it.
His pieces offer eye-catching interplays of colors and light that tempt viewers to explore further and wonder. These works offer more than just visual beauty, but actually are full of thoughtful intellectual depth.
Carved Book Landscapes
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