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Corrugated Spiritual Sculptures

Dylan Shields's Carboard Box Design Series is Creatively Biblical

— April 6, 2013 — Art & Design
Images of David and Goliath, the sacrifice of Isaac, Saints, Cherubs and more gives the cardboard box design series by Dylan Shields a mystical and spiritual feeling.

Using crafting materials that can be found in the trash or recycling bin, Shields manipulates garbage into moving pieces of biblical history, sculpting famous spiritual scenes out of recycled paper. Most of the cardboard remains as-is with no paint covering up the logos or tape that is holding the pieces together. By leaving the raw materials untouched, the artist shows that spirituality and beauty can be found anywhere, even in the discarded packaging found in dumpsters.

These sculptures are so detailed that, from afar, the cardboard box design sculptures look like they have been carved out of clay.
Trend Themes
1. Recycled Material Art - Opportunity for artists to create meaningful artwork using discarded materials as a form of sustainability and creativity.
2. Spiritual Sculptures - Market for unique and intricate sculptures that depict biblical scenes, appealing to religious individuals and art enthusiasts alike.
3. Raw and Unprocessed Design - Potential for embracing the authenticity and rawness of materials in design, encouraging a shift towards minimalistic and eco-friendly aesthetics.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Sculpture - Innovations in sustainable art practices and the use of recycled materials to create unique and thought-provoking sculptures.
2. Religious and Spiritual Goods - Opportunities to cater to the niche market of religious consumers by offering unique spiritual sculptures and art pieces.
3. Packaging and Recycling - Potential for companies to explore alternative uses for discarded packaging materials, such as partnering with artists to create eco-friendly sculptures and art installations.
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