Japanese artist Takahiro Iwasaki transforms rolls of duct tape into complicated topographical maps and stray threads into tiny, astonishingly intricate sculptures. Carnival rides that might just be big enough for a flea emerge from sheets and towels while itty-bitty electrical towers rise up out of toothbrush bristles.
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.
Three 15” x 20” x 1” posters commemorating the largest impact craters on Earth. Each poster is constructed from ten layers of museum board. The posters display accurate topographic features as well as supplementary data for each structure.