Today the Department of Beguiling Book Art is catching up with the latest topographical book sculptures created by Montreal-based artist Guy Laramée (previously featured here). Laramée’s ability to carve detailed ice caves, mountains, and valleys out of reclaimed books grows ever more impressive.
“One of his favorite mediums are bound stacks of old dictionaries and encyclopedias which he carves using a method of sandblasting to which he later applies oil paints, inks, pigments and dry pastels, crayon, adhesives, and beeswax. When photographed up close the works appear almost realistic, as if the viewer is looking at aerial or satellite topographies of Earth.”
Visit the JHB Gallery to check out more of Guy Laramée’s beautifully carved books.