Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Milar Lagos Book Igloo

Milar Lagos Book Igloo

I realize that this is a bit of a stretch but I immediately thought about the connection between young children’s block play (construction) and the development of literacy. The impulse to take modular forms and stack them or make patterns is common among young children as well as many adult artists. Parallel with this form-making impulse is the desire to construct narratives with these forms.  There is a bit of both in the works of Milar Lagos and Guy Laramee. Following up on this theme, I will be adding an image in my next blog that I will entitle “Revenge of the Mouse.” I recently discovered my precious first edition copy of Stuart Little by E.B. White tenderly chewed on the lower-right hand corner by a resident mouse in my house in East Corinth, Vermont. Perhaps it was Stuart’s illiterate but artistic country cousin.