Life-size cardboard figures depict NYC artist’s ancestors

Life-size cardboard figures depict NYC artist’s ancestors

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.”

Check out some of his work below and find more on his Instagram and Flickr.

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