BOOKSCAPES: Books have always let us escape into fantastic places and other worlds. In the rapidly approaching age of the e-book, what does one do with the enormous surplus of dusty encyclopedias and unread tomes? Artist Guy Larramee sculpts them into bookscapes so they can once more amaze and delight.
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.”