Instead of letting time and bugs eat away at old books Guy Laramee creates art in unexpected places by carving landscapes right into the pages. As if by magic, his literary sculptures masterfully turn dense, dusty pages into mountains, caves, hills, fields and monuments.

According to Laramee, it can take anywhere from three days to three months to complete a topographical carving. He uses an array of tools from chainsaw blades to brushes and hand tools. He is no bored librarian with a secret unconventional hobby, this artist has an impressive background in theater writing, directing, contemporary music composition, sculpture, installation and more.

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Scheveningen by Bart van Damme on Flickr.

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Scheveningen Zuiderstrand, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands.

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October Morning Light on Flickr.

Ostrava, Czech Republic
October 2013

Taken on a cold and misty October morning on my way to work. Straight out of the camera. Just placed on white canvas.

This spot is on a periphery of the city.