"Paper has always been a medium for communication, and British artist Su Blackwell is testing paper's storytelling ability by creating entire landscapes from the pages of books. The inspiration for this incredible paper art came from cutting images from vintage books to make three-dimensional dioramas. Taking the concept a step further, Blackwell transforms the pages of old books into magical snowy landscapes for young female characters in fragile childhood settings." - INHABITAT
ARTIST STATEMENT: Guy Laramée
"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?"