When you purchase goods at the grocery store, the product that eventually goes in your home was once in a box, but it’s journey rarely ends there. The mundane destination is a cardboard compactor that crushes it down with thousands of other boxes before the massive brick of packaging material is put in the back of a trailer and shipped off for recycling, to begin the cycle anew… but! Some special boxes are born again in the hands of Dylan Shields, cut, taped, and reconstituted into the most glorious of figures, recreating ancient epics of myths that were never told. His cardboard iconographical sculptures depict imposing deities and religious sacrifices conjured forth from the remains of commerce.
Combining spirituality and technology as a means for extraterrestrial contact, Mike Doyle’s new series “Contact” is set in an epic scifi/fantasy entanglement, kicking off with this debut 200,000 brick, 600+ hour masterwork. It’s already reached its goal, but you can help to finance future editions in the series (and get prints or DIY model kits for pledging) over at Mike’s Kickstarter.