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Artist Mykl Wells Builds a Gargantuan Upside Down Head Using Recycled Cardboard

Posted By Michael Carroll On October 11, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In Art,Design,Innovation,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments

Cartasia, cardboard and paper art competition, Lucca, Italy, artist Mykl Wells, Chimera, cardboard art, recycle art, nature inspired art

For Cartasia [1], a biennial cardboard and paper art competition held in the medieval walled city of Lucca, Italy [2], artist Mykl Wells [3] constructed an incredible upside down head using recycled cardboard [4]. Wells’ piece, dubbed Snowdrop, was developed to reflect the Cartasia theme of “crisis and rebirth”. Wells chose to base his sculpture on the snowdrop (or galanthus nivalis [5]), a perennial bulb which cannot bloom until it has experienced the stress of the winter. The sculpture was also anthropomorphized by representing the bulb as an inverted head; it’s point of view was literally a world turned upside-down. Visit the artist’s site to learn the story behind the sculpture, in a detailed blog entry he calls How I spent my summer vacation or How I nearly killed myself making a giant upside-down cardboard head in the name of art. [3]

+ Mykl Wells [3]

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[1] Cartasia: http://cartasia.it/

[2] Lucca, Italy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucca

[3] Mykl Wells: http://myklwells.com/19/08/2012/how-i-spent-my-summer-vacation-or-how-i-nearly-killed-myself-making-a-giant-upside-down-cardboard-head-in-the-name-of-art/

[4] recycled cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/packed-pavilion-constructed-completely-from-cardboard/

[5] galanthus nivalis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galanthus_nivalis

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