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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,Reader Submitted Content,Recycled Materials | No Comments
For Cartasia , a biennial cardboard and paper art competition held in the medieval walled city of Lucca, Italy , artist Mykl Wells  constructed an incredible upside down head using recycled cardboard . 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 ), 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. 
+ Mykl Wells 
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URLs in this post:
 Cartasia: http://cartasia.it/
 Lucca, Italy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucca
 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/
 recycled cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/packed-pavilion-constructed-completely-from-cardboard/
 galanthus nivalis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galanthus_nivalis
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