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This Guy Is Recreating Every Person In His Village With Cardboard

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This Guy Is Recreating Every Person In His Village With Cardboard

This series has American artist Warren King recreating the residents of his Chinese grandparent's village, one cardboard character at a time.

The series is called Shaoxing Villagers and the sculptures are life-sized. King was inspired to start the project six years ago when he first ventured to China, the birthplace of his grandparents.

Upon arriving in their hometown, the artist was surprised to be approached by strangers on the street. The townspeople knew his grandparents and recognized him as part of the family.

The commonplace, discarded materials that he uses relate to the nature of the connections he is attempting to reconstruct.

The connections are thin, though. These are people he never met before and might not ever meet again.

Sure, King shares a cultural, racial, and ancestral connection with the people of the village. But his grandparents left 50 years ago and he was raised in the US. Like we said, the connection is thin, like cardboard.

"The commonplace, discarded materials that he uses relate to the nature of the connections he is attempting to reconstruct," reads the project description. "The forms are abstracted... His work is not so much about the individuals that are represented as it is about his own attempts to understand them, and also the limitations of these efforts."

Find more of King's work here.

Via Creative Boom

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