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Pencil Zipper. Paper Art. 30 Day Photography Challenge. UPDATE: The 1st challenge post is live!

30 Day Photography Challenge

Make sure you check back each day for the most recent topic and post. {I’ve also had multiple requests for a button. I promise to try my very best and figure out how to design one, and hopefully have it up for you guys by this weekend} Using a post I found on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago for inspiration, I decided to rewrite the existing list to use on my own blog. I wanted the feel of that author’s original idea and “themes” for each day without outright copying the page. That small {original} idea has since snowballed into something much bigger than I ever anticipated. I decided to invite a few of my photography-loving girlfriends {Jessica, Stacie and Amy} and see if they were interested in participating as well.

Wow. I would love to have everyone join me in this, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you can come up with. Are you participating? Carved Book Landscapes. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.

Carved Book Landscapes

Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Of these works he says: So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint Romantic landscapes.

Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. Laramee’s next show will be in April of 2012 at the Galerie d’Art d’Outremont in Montreal. 3D Goldfish In Resin. First: watch the video.

3D Goldfish In Resin

Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.