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Artist Don Lucho Creates a Familiar World Out of Recycled Cardboard

Posted By Moe Beitiks On June 19, 2010 @ 9:00 am In Art,Recycled Materials | 7 Comments

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We’ve reported on cardboard high chairs [2]cardboard houses [3] and cardboard coffins [4], but never have we seen cardboard applied on such an impressive and artful scale. Artist [5] Don Lucho is taking this corrugated material and creating entire 3-D worlds depicting real life scenarios. Certainly not one to shy away from the limelight, his sculptures have made traffic-stopping appearances all over the streets of Santiago, Chile in the form of crashed cars, fallen airplanes – and as an attempt to move deeper into the human psyche – a more familiar account of the dwellings we occupy.


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One amazing aspect of Lucho’s work is his attention to detail. The hubcaps on a car, a roll of toilet paper, and the fold of a blanket – a true reflection of some of life’s undemanding, but ever apparent details we often miss. And as an exercise in how eco-friendliness [6] can easily be merged with art [5], his pieces have been thoughtfully made from recycled materials.

Infused with a sentiment not too far off from that of kids playing in an upturned cardboard refrigerator box, this project easily embodies the imagination of play, but with a much more surprising, mature and dire twist.

Via cubeme [7]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/19/artist-don-lucho-creates-a-familiar-world-out-of-recycled-cardboard/cardboard_sculpures_don_lucho/

[2] cardboard high chairs: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/06/portable-flatpak-high-chair-made-from-100-recycled-cardboard/

[3] cardboard houses: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/22/5000-dollar-recycled-paper-house-by/

[4] cardboard coffins: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/14/eco-coffins-big-in-hong-kong/

[5] Artist: http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[6] eco-friendliness: http://www.inhabitat.com/green-materials

[7] cubeme: http://cubeme.com/blog/2010/06/09/cardboard-world-sculpures-by-don-lucho/

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