Books are the best escape

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Canadian artist Guy Laramée transforms thick stacks of vintage books into beautiful models of snow-capped mountains and valleys, depicting the “erosion of culture”. A recurring theme in all his works is how our modern society is replacing print in favor of digital systems.

Each sculpture in his latest series, titled Desert of Unknowing, is created from sandblasted mounds of paper that form the foundations of the earth. The works are masterfully carved and hand-painted to realistically resemble imaginary mountainous regions covered in snow.

Laramée’s previous works include his transformation of old encyclopedias and dictionaries into breathtaking models of stunning green landscapes and ancient ruins.

Take a look at some of his works in this series below and view his portfolio here.







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