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Guy Laramée

Guy Laramee - "I thought that the myth of the encyclopedia—having all of humanity's knowledge at the same place—was long dead."

Canadian artist Guy Laramee has recently published a new series of his amazing book landscapes which are made by carving old books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. He calls his new project “Guan Yin” and dedicates it “to the mysterious forces thanks to which we can traverse ordeals”.

Extraordinary Carved Out Book Landscapes - Part 2

Like a master surgeon with his scalpel, artist Guy Laramee continues to carve out amazing book sculptures. Here, we feature a few pieces from his most recent collection, Guan Yin, which Laramee dedicated to his late mother, who died in 2011, only a couple days after Japan’s devastating tsunami. You can tell by his writing that he created the series with a very heavy heart.