Carved Book Landscapes

Guy Laramee artist, composer and writer transforms old encyclopedias into the majestic topographies described within their pages. He carves away at stacks of books to create mountains, temples, and caves with fragile precision.

Carved Book Landscapes

In two series entitled The Great Wall and Biblios, Laramee used vintage books as a medium for his epic sculptures.
Carved Book Landscapes

From the artist:

The Great Wall

Having recently overthrown the American Empire in the 23rd century, the Chinese Empire set out to chronicle the history of the Great Panics during the 21st and 22nd centuries.

This Herculean undertaking resulted in a historiographical masterwork entitled, The Great Wall. Comprising 100 volumes, this encyclopaedia derives its name from The Great Wall of America, a monumental project to build an impregnable wall around the United States of America so as to protect this land from barbarian invasions. 150 years in the making, this wall ultimately isolated Americans from the rest of the world while sapping the country’s remaining cultural and natural resources. It also undermined the American people’s confidence in systematized hedonism, thus hastening the fall of the American Empire. As we now know this paved the way for China to invade American territory.

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