Guy Laramée

GuyLarameeThese incredible book sculptures were created by Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist, Guy Laramée, who uses books, inks and pigments to capture these amazing landscapes. He defines his work as follows:

“My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. The title of one of my pieces is “ All Ideas Look Alike”. Contemporary art seems to have forgotten that there is an exterior to the intellect. I want to examine thinking, not only “what” we think, but “that” we think.

So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit more and they become hills. Then they flatten and become fields where apparently nothing is happening. Piles of obsolete encyclopedias return to that which does not need to say anything, that which simply IS. Fogs and clouds erase everything we know, everything we think we are.  After 30 years of practice, the only thing I still wish my art to do is this: to project us into this thick “cloud of unknowing.”

Images: Courtesy of Guy Laramée.

 

Claire Sounes Stitch

ClaireSounesWe always try to make our gift packages special so we thought of trying to make fabric hang tags. The ones pictured above were created by UK-based artist, Claire Sounes, who writes on her Etsy profile:

“I love designing and making items by hand. I like using traditional British fabrics especially Liberty Tana Lawn combined with linen and vintage buttons.”

You can purchase her designs here on Etsy under the brand, Clair Sounes Stitch and also here on Folksy under the shop name, Tokenhouse.

Images: Courtesy of Claire Sounes Stitch.

Honoring the Orange and Black

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We’re gonna have a good time tonight! Let’s celebrate!