Using similar techniques applied to previous sculptures, such as The Great Wall and Guan Yin, the artist created an entire mountain range inspired by his travels to South America. The majestic landscape was created by carving, slicing, gluing, stacking and collaging the pages of the Encyclopedia Britannica, and meticulously detailed to represent the lifelike texture and topography of exotic landscapes.
Symbolically entitled ‘Adieu’, the sculpture is an homage to the long tradition of printing the world’s most famous general knowledge encyclopedia. After more than two centuries, the once coveted print edition of the encyclopedia came to account for a small percentage of Britannica’s revenue and the company decided to stop the presses and focus on its online presence.
+ Guy Laramée
Via This Is Colossal