Artist Guy Laramee has sculptured an incredible series of carved landscapes made from books entitledÂ Biblios and The Great Wall. He has chosen old dense and thick books which to create these beautiful carved book landscapes to reveal breathtaking mountains,Â plateaus, and ancient structures.
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.
At first glance these landscapes took me by surprise, there in depth textures and elements look like the real thing. By stacking old books together with the carvings and colored landscapes,Â these book landscapes showcase wonderful character and elegance.