When we think about famous sculptures, marble and bronze are the types of materials that come to mind. Josh Gluckstein, however, embraces a more commonly found medium for his creative practice. The London-based artist crafts realistic animal sculptures by upcycling cardboard into different silhouettes.
Gluckstein began using cardboard during the COVID-19 pandemic. “In lockdown, with limited
From maned lions to orangutans, Gluckstein covers a breadth of animal diversity. The inspiration for his subjects comes from his travels through Asia, Africa, and South America. And while it may sound limiting to work with just cardboard, Gluckstein makes the most out of the material by manipulating it into different shapes and textures to mimic the appearance of fur. Then, when the basic form is complete, he will add the last details with paint.
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