CARDBOARD SCULPTURES BY WARREN KING

by Ariadna Zierold

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Warren King is an American artist who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. King has been working on a collection of life­sized figures constructed from cardboard.

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The impetus for this body of work came after King visited his grandparents’ small village in China for the first time. After meeting elderly residents who had known his grandfather, the artist began to reflect upon their shared history, memories, and a sense of relation which has stayed with King ever since.

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When Warren left his own home in the U.S. and moved to Stockholm, the connection to his grandfather and the lost relations from this village accompanied him. With a heightened awareness of the time and distance that comes with being far away from home while creating home anew, King has often found himself reflecting on “the nature of personal and cultural connections, the consequences of severing them, and the limits to how much they can ultimately be restored”.

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THE INCREDIBLE FULL-SCALE REPLICA OF A LINCOLN CONTINENTAL BY SHANNON GOFF

by Ariadna Zierold

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“Miles to Empty” is Shannon Goff’s homage to her grandfather’s special edition, collector’s series, 1979 Lincoln Continental Mark V. While her grandfather’s car was metallic turquoise and white vinyl, Goff’s rendition is all white and made entirely of cardboard.

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Each part of the vehicle has been uniquely fabricated and folded, in turn reflecting the many hands that collectively created the vehicles on the Lincoln assembly line years ago. Titled ‘Miles to Empty’, the sculpture features an all-white exterior finish and a highly-detailed interior scheme, complete with paper dashboard buttons and a carved cardboard wheel.

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As a detroit native, Shannon Goff became inadvertently familiar with the rampant car culture of ‘Motor City’, despite bearing witness to the rise and fall of industrial prosperity in the city.

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