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So this is what we do with literature now that we have e-readers? Just kidding. Most people read books on a regular basis, we gain knowledge and obtain lessons that might be applied to our own life in the near future. Designer Guy Laramee has a different viewpoint on paper. He uses those think and heavy book that we remember from College/High school to create beautiful sculptures.
Guy Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist who, in the course of his 30 years of practice, found his way through such varied and numerous disciplines as : stage writing, stage directing, contemporary music writing, musical instrument design and building, singing, video, scenography, sculpture, installation, painting and literature. He received more than 30 grants and was awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts the Joseph S. Stauffer award for musical composition. His work has been seen and heard in Canada, United States, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Latin America.
By transforming the edges of vintage books, he is able to create stunning mountains, glacial landscapes, plateaus, and deep valleys. Ironically his works represent the degradation of human culture. He has a strong belief that knowledge is gained by erosion, not accumulation.
The following book sculptures are not the only masterpieces he hold under his belt. Feel free to check out his official website for more artwork. We hope you will enjoy this collection and appreciate this unique approach!