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Artist Cuts into Cardboard to Create Old Hollywood Portraits

Rather than simply throwing away a cardboard box, artist Giles Oldershaw redesigns the discarded packaging he comes across as creative, layered portraits. By carving and tearing away at the material, Oldershaw exposes the ribbed texture sealed within. His meticulous precision and artistic ingenuity results in a spectacular set of Cardboard Relief Portraits.

Often choosing to pay homage to late great movie stars and entertainers–from the likes of Bette Davis and Peter O'Toole to Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe–Oldershaw has amassed a cardboard cast of old Hollywood celebrities. Original pieces are available to purchase directly through his shop. The artist is also open to creating commissioned portraits, requested through his website.














Giles Oldershaw website
via [22 Words]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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