Monday, March 5, 2012

Carving Landscapes Out of Books by Guy Laramee

Carving Landscapes Out of Books by Guy Laramee

Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished.
GuyLaramee’s work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. He carved landscapes out of books and he painted 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.

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