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Tiny Landscapes Carved Into Books To Comment On Cultural Erosion

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Tiny Landscapes Carved Into Books To Comment On Cultural Erosion

Guy Laramée is an interdisciplinary artist with a knack for carving into old books and transforming them into incredibly detailed, tiny landscapes.

For Laramée, carving into a book is a symbol of cultural erosion, a key topic running through the last 25 years of his work.

Cultural erosion is the disappearance of one culture as it becomes obsolete and is finally replaced by a new one.

"My 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," Laramée explains of the cultural erosion concept

"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."

Find more of Laramée's work on his website.

Via Guy Laramée

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