Carved Books

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We all have our favorite books about landscapes. Artist Guy Laramée went a step further, carving elaborate landscapes into old books. “One day I had the stupid idea of putting a book into a sandblaster,” he laughs. The moment was a revelation (“I saw the whole project at once,” he says),  but it took 10 years to complete his series based on an imagined Chinese-U.S. conflict that depicts actual sites in Asia.

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“The Great Wall” was on display at Montreal’s Galerie d’Art d’Outremont on April 5 to 29, 2012.

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This article was first published in Garden Design April 2012
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