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(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. 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.
Bike chains are versatile, and not just because you can use them to propel a bicycle or as a wallet chain . Roller bike chains—flexible, slinky, steel mechanisms—can also be used for fine art. South Korean Artist, Seo Young Deok, has fashioned an exhibit of bike chain figure sculptures, a few of which are shown below. The figures—mostly torsos and faces—look muscular and meticulously proporioned, some in an ancient Greek fashion, others in almost a “Lara Croft: Tomb Rader” way.