It’s been a long while since we have seen Los Angeles-based artist Kiel Johnson’s amazing cardboard creations. I’m sure you may remember the miniature cityscapes from scraps of cardboard and the amazing cardboard costumes created for the corrugated youth exhibition. Well now he has gone above and beyond, both literally and figuratively, with a stunning aircraft handcrafted entirely in cardboard.
Johnson’s piece is part of the exhibit “Pulped Fictions” at Torrance Art Museum in California. The exhibition, curated by Max Presneill, features 13 artists that use the material and grasp its “amazing malleability,” the museum says. A look inside the cockpit reveals humorous and personalized details, from a “Panic” button and flask to a cellphone and opened drink. Other artists featured include Libby Black, DOSSHAUS, EVOL, Scott Fife, Chris Gilmour, Taro Hattori, Manfred Muller, Michael Stutz, and others. The works will be on display until March 4th.
Johnson’s also involved in a project at NASA’s Space Center Houston. In the project, “The Space Center Star Fleet,” Johnson invites anyone to come build a star fleet with him. He started off with 30 ships.