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Calder Greenwood

artist in Los Angeles

The Cardboard Artist

PRESENTED ON SEP 27, 2017
IN TOKYO @ VOL 150

"When you start to open up these household items that you kind of forget about, suddenly, you find these really cool parts you can recycle."

In The Cardboard Artist from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 150,  Director, writer, production designer, props-maker, set builder, modelmaker, and VFX artist Calder Greenwood talks about his unique art pieces made mostly from recycled materials.

Calder lives in downtown Los Angeles with his guard dog, A1334462.

ディレクター、ライター、プロダクションデザイナー、小道具メーカー、セットメーカー、モデルメーカー、VFXアーティストと多数の肩書きを持つCalder Greenwoodさんは、主にリサイクル材料で作られた多くの作品に囲まれながら、番犬A1334462と一緒にロサンゼルスのダウンタウンで暮らしています。リサイクルと芸術の生涯にわたる融合を体験しに、ぜひPKNに遊びにきてください!

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Salutation to Corrugation

BY MARK LANGAN
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 24, 2010

One day, artist Mark Langan received a large amount of corrugated cardboard boxes from his neighbors, and decided to do something amazing with them. His three-dimensional works are composed entirely of recycleable material, and have become popular among eco-friendly movers and shakers.

"Presentation of the Day" from October 26, 2013.

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Cardboard Office

BY JESÚS DÍAZ
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 23, 2013

Jesús Díaz and his partner made their creative office, Marrón Creativo, out of cardboard, imagination, and some cutters. (in Spanish)

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Meeting Caine

BY GARY JOHNSTON
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 22, 2013

Gary Johnston shares the amazing story of Caine, whose cardboard arcade became world-famous after it went viral on Reddit. He then shares how he was able to connect the students at his school to Caine and explains how we can use social media to highlight the talents of our students and children.

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The Power of Paper

BY FRANK BÖLTER
@ VOL 28 ON JUL 06, 2016

“I started to fold the paper boat and somehow I travelled around the world.”

In The Power of Paper from PechaKucha Night Glasgow Vol. 28 Frank Bölter talks about his practice as an artist working with paper as a material to build boats and houses.

He began using his work to challenge expectations both inside and outside the academic art world while a student at the Münster Academy of Art from 1998 to 2003. Boelter’s projects are distinguished equally by their powerful poetic imagery and by the precision of their execution, often carried out under the difficult conditions of the public sphere and galvanising the public into action.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 25th, 2017. 

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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Redefining Cardboard and More!

BY RICH KAO
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

Hear Rick Kao talk about his vision for a new kind of business -- from creative new products to an innovative business model. He goes on the explain how his business, Hive City, is trying to add value to the city of New West through commerce, education, and hospitality. 

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MATERIALS: LOCAL A Canterbury Paint Box

BY TATYANNA MEHARRY
@ VOL 38 ON NOV 08, 2018

Tatyanna Meharry is an artist, potter and ceramics teacher. Practicing ceramics in a mindful manner with resources that are not renewable is a challenge for any potter and Tatyanna creates her work with this in mind. Firmly believing in the tradition of making objects with their own unique functions that are treasure not trash. In this PechaKucha talk Tatyanna will talk about her journey through the Canterbury landscape collecting and sampling local materials which she uses to create a unique paintbox of colour and texture that grounds her forms integrally in the local landscape.

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Practicing Collaboration Through People, Places and Materials

BY ROSANNA JOHNSON
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Artist Ros Johnson explores recent collaborative experiences driving her practice, confidence and creative life.

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Metamorphosis: Trash to Treasure

BY CANDIE PRINTZ
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 12, 2018

Three years ago Candace Printz and her high school art students created the It's Your World Project after winning a national contest which brought Chelsea Clinton to their kickoff event. Today the environmental/art group has continued to grow, maintaining their Adopt-a-Highway cleanups, giving free recycled art workshops in the community, hosting a region-wide art contest/exhibit, and pushing for bigger and better goals for the future.