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Karen Garrett Artist

The World is Flat

Visions of a Cardboard WorldKaren Garrett, a post-modern sculptor and painter combining abstraction and realism, Karen Garrett is unusual because she sculpts with cardboard to create complex structure and is widely credited for introducing cardboard as an accepted medium in installation art

 I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain…

“When people try to do something new, they always think something stronger or more acrobatic,” he said. “My development was using more humble material, or weaker material. The strength of the material has nothing to do with the strength of the building, even nothing to do with durability. I knew logically that even using a weaker material like a paper tube I could make a strong building.”Shigeru Ban]

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