I've shown you some of the cardboard I've been collecting and hoarding, but I've been using it too! In my recent column in Somerset Studio (March/April) you can see some of my relief sculptures. The article opens with a sampler I created using all kinds of cardboard clippings and natural materials. Similar to my "me first" style of journaling, this printer's tray makes me so happy to look at, plus it frees me up to use the remaining stash since I've saved a little piece of each offering for myself. The article continues with some examples of my assemblages of dimensional, deliberate cuttings and piercings. Influenced by the monochromatic works of Louise Nevelson, which she fashioned from found objects, then painted to let the shadows tell the story, I found a way to use my favorite supply, and made it my own.
I will be presenting workshops that focus on cardboard later this year. If you're interested, stay tuned!