Mountains Carved Out Of Books


By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Guy Laramee is an artist who carves sculptures out of books.

Among his works is an incredible sculpture of the Great Wall of China, called The Great Wall (pictured).

According to his artist’s statement, Laramee is inspired by the “erosion of cultures.”

He writes: “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.”

His work will be on display at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal in April.(Via This is Colossal).