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{Cardboard} Give me shelter part II…

Part II of Friday’s post
Not only did Chris have work in the “Shelter”  show at the Anchor Art Space, but he also had a little booth representing the gallery at the local art festival where he constructed a cardboard house in two days, out of small pieces of cardboard, in front of curious spectators. He documented the process in a few instagram shots below. 

Sayer & I visited him working after we stopped by the gallery that weekend to say hi & help a bit – along with finding a little bit of shady shelter (it was actually very hot that weekend). It was so much fun watching the two of them work on this space. I know Sayer has plans for where it’s going to go at home when the festival is finished…. 
It’s so cool that Chris made this with just cardboard- no glue gun or anything. He said because of time, he had to use a few pieces of tape for the roof- but other than that he just notched the cardboard pieces together. The most magical part, is the little mini houses that you saw in the first picture, were strung inside the house when it was finished. 

I always find it so interesting to see how Chris approaches things This project is a good example of how his mind works. All in a few days a cool shelter was built (using one material) – and in about 15 minutes it was taken down & is in a pile in our basement waiting for the perfect opportunity to be constructed again. Another funny thing is the wonderful advertising this house was for Seattle Pottery Supply. Lots of boxes of clay were used for this project as well. I think Cardboard Man lived up to his name on this project, don’t you?