Beyond Imagination / Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee



For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says:

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. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.



  1. Wow, amazing! Thanks for sharing that. I think I am going to reblog it.


  2. Reblogged this on Cassie Being Cassie and commented:
    Every so often you see something new and amazing. This is one of those things. Many thanks to Infernal for spotting it.


    • Actually this article was from last year, but I just came across today and than I had to find out more pics from the same artist. He truly does an amazing job. Thanks for rebloging it 😀


  3. How unique! Great show, good sir!


  4. Even as a bibliophile, I approve of this strikingly beautiful medium of art.


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