Artist Transforms Books Into Unbelievable Carved Landscapes

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Canadian artist Guy Laramée takes vintage books, encyclopedias, and magazines and carves them down into stunning landscapes. From caves and mountain valleys, to zen gardens and temples, Guy Laramée sculpts mini worlds out of printed words.

You might wonder why anyone would want to destroy books, an important medium of knowledge. Well, by destroying these books you are essentially destroying information, something the artist believe we have an overabundance of. His carved books serve as metaphors for the overarching philosophical message of knowing more about the true nature of the world by knowing less.

His incredibly detailed landscape sculptures can take anywhere from 3 days to 3-4 months and have sold for up to $20,000 a piece. Find out more about the artist’s work on his website at www.guylaramee.com.

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(source: guylaramee.com)