Warren King began his venture of creating cardboard sculptures by making masks and helmets for his children.
Now, the New York-based artist has found critical acclaim for his highly detailed life-size cardboard recreations of his ancestors. Inspiration struck while visiting his grandparents in Shaoxing, China, during which King began to ponder on his cultural past.
He says, “It was a pivotal experience for me, one that inspired me to become an artist. Through my work, I am attempting to understand the fragile connections to people and culture, and examine whether those connections, once broken, can be restored.”