Chris Gilmour’s cardboard art invokes wonder, surprise, and awe from most individuals who view the work – even online. He works with cardboard and glue to form everyday objects like the bikes above, autos, wheelchairs, and more. There’s no supporting structure such as metal or wood frames. But, the final results appear as solid as a marble statue.
According to the artist’s Website, he compares his sculptures to drawing, a “way of seeing objects by observing and measuring them.” While the artist observes, he also deconstructs, then reconstructs according to that artist’s perception.
Gilmer’s perception is a profound quest towards the reason of things, including those found in life-size familiar objects. When he’s through, those every-day objects become magical. The fact that he doesn’t paint his work leaves them open for further interpretation by the viewer. The end result is part practical, part play. Visit his site to see more.