Guy Laramee creates these amazing mountain carvings from old books.
"The erosion of cultures – and of “culture” as a whole - is the theme that runs through the last 25 years of my artistic practice. Cultures emerge, become obsolete, and are replaced by new ones. With the vanishing of cultures, some people are displaced and destroyed. We are currently told that the paper book is bound to die. The library, as a place, is finished. One might ask so what? Do we really believe that “new technologies” will change anything concerning our existential dilemma, our human condition? And even if we could change the content of all the books on earth, would this change anything in relation to the domination of analytical knowledge over intuitive knowledge? What is it in ourselves that insists on grabbing, on casting the flow of experience into concepts?"
If you want to learn more, read his full artist statement.
Here are some incredible examples of leaf art carvings. Each leaf is created in four phases: drying, curing, shaving and pressing, but it takes a total of about sixty steps from start to finish. Learn more about leaf art carvings at the Daily Mail.