The Rayograph

From Used Books, Sculpted Landscapes

It boggles my mind to think of the time and effort that must go into this creation process. Guy Laramee is not only a sculptor but also a painter, writer, and composer – but it is his incredible landscapes and structures made out of paper that are, I think, most striking.

Of these works, the artist 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.

Via Colossal.

This entry was published on December 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM. It’s filed under Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “From Used Books, Sculpted Landscapes

  1. Steve Ramirez on said:

    This is truly amazing; not only in the creativity and beauty of the end product, but also in how it makes me wonder what makes one mind able to reach these heights of creativity while others sit on the floor in darkness and illusion. Thank you for sharing this and so many other beautiful minds- including yours.

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