Transforming Tomes

Canadian artist Guy Laramee’s work carving books (yes, books!) into landscapes is absolutely remarkable. He transforms books of all sizes into stunning topographical scenes with amazing care and attention to detail. In his own words, “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.”


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  1. saragursky on January 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Reblogged this on saragursky.

  2. teensofalltrades on January 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    seems kind of like a crime to ruin a good book, but these are beautiful! 🙂

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