LANDSCAPES FROM OLD BOOKS BY GUY LAMAREE

by Miryam Muller in


Artist Guy Laramée carves amazing miniature landscapes out of stacks of old books. His objects originates from the very idea that "ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation." The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole -.

"When I was younger, I was very upset with the ideologies of progress," writes Laramee. "I wanted to destroy them by showing that we are still primitives. I had the profound intuition that as a species, we had not evolved that much. Now I see that our belief in progress stems from our fascination with the content of consciousness. Despite appearances, our current obsession for changing the forms in which we access culture is but a manifestation of this fascination."

Find out more about Guy's work here.

Via The Design Collector.