Cardboard Art: Transforming the Mundane into the Extraordinary

By Elissa Tracy

Series: Life as Art | Story 8

August 17, 2023

At first glance, cardboard boxes may appear rather mundane and unremarkable. Often seen as utilitarian products primarily used for shipping and storing, these brown corrugated paper pulp creations have, in fact, evolved into a perfect medium for sculpture.

The utilization of cardboard as an artistic medium dates back to the early 1900s. With its textured surface, varying thicknesses, shapes, and accessibility, cardboard proves to be an incredibly versatile material, particularly when combined with acrylic paint and spray cans. Crafters and artists alike can take this seemingly ordinary byprodu...

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