More from the land of Book Art: Guy LarameeBooks used as artistic medium continues to be a shaping trend in visual arts and design.
|Guy Laramee, Prajna Paramita, 2011.|
Laramee's recent project "Guan Yin" evokes the titular bodhisattva of compassion, but much else as well, such as the Himalayan landscape brought out through carving a bound copy of the Prajna Paramita sutras. There is also a "stupa" carved from a Tibetan-Chinese dictionary that may contain some political undertones. And the captivating cave carved through a copy of John Brown's "self-interpreting" family bible remains enigmatic.
|Guy Laramee, Stupa, 2011|
|Guy Laramee, Brown, 2011|
Much of his earlier work points toward interests in Romanticism and mysticism, and my sense is that a glimmer of the mysterious, perhaps even sublime, comes through books as well as landscapes.