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Amazing Carved Book Landscapes

Updated on February 15, 2012

Artist Guy Laramee has a very unique and surprising take on 'culture'. According to him, instead of the ultimate knowledge being an accumulation, it is actually an erosion. He carves out majestic landscapes from thousands of unused encyclopedias. From the glorious peaks of mountains, we can clearly see the erosion to the point at which it flattens and becomes almost dreary and stale.


Is this what is happening to our culture? Do we 'erode' it to nothingness?


See the carved landscapes below and decide whether our culture is dissolving into extinction.

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    • Cat R profile image

      Cat R 5 years ago from North Carolina, U.S.

      Stunning! Just wish it wasn't books (aka knowledge!)!

    • Tyrone Smalls profile image

      Tyrone Smalls 5 years ago from Edi, Isl.

      Very true and to the point!

    • Cara.R profile image

      Cara.R 5 years ago from New York

      I see discovery instead of erosion. Inside these books the pages melt away, like those candles with the charm inside. I see the first photo symbolizing clawing towards knowledge. Like getting ready to cut into a hunk of clay to bring out the treasure inside. I realize what the artist meant but I see these pieces as beautiful and the complete opposite of erosion.