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Polygon Sculpture

Extract from The Art of Cardboard • By Lori Zimmer • Published by Quarry Books

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$ $ $ $ $
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Time
2h00

The Art of Cardboard
Sculptor Jud Bergeron wants you to channel your abstract side with this easy to make polygon sculpture that can be painted in whatever color tickles you pink.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jud Bergeron is a San Francisco– based artist working mainly
in sculpture. Although he works in a myriad of styles, most of
his pieces fall in two differing categories: Cubist-inspired and cartoon-inspired. Exhibiting worldwide, Bergeron tends to work in durable materials such as cast bronze, stainless steel, and mild steel.
www.judbergeron.com

Posted by Aurum Press Published See Aurum Press's 77 projects » © 2021 Lori Zimmer / Quarry Books · Reproduced with permission. · The Art of Cardboard by Lori Zimmer, published by Rockport, £15.99 paperback.
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  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 1
    Step 1

    Using your pencil and straight edge, draw a five-sided shape on your paper. Cut out the shape with your X-Acto knife. Trace the shape onto your cardboard and cut it out. Mark your paper template #1 and set it aside.

  • Step 2

    Place your cardboard shape onto your paper
    and trace one side. Using that line, make a four-sided shape and cut it out (be sure to mark your paper templates with corresponding numbers or letters along the matching edges). Mark this shape #2, transfer it to the cardboard, and cut it out with
    your X-Acto knife.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now you have two shapes with one corresponding side; glue those edges together at any angle you wish.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once your glue joint is solid, place your piece vertically onto your paper and trace along the inside of each shape. You should have a V shape that matches the negative space created by gluing the first two shapes together. Complete the V into a triangle by drawing a line and cut out the shape. Transfer your shape to the cardboard and cut it out.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fit and glue your triangle to your first two shapes. At this point, you should start to have something that resembles a three-dimensional object.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 6
    Step 6

    Continue tracing, fitting, transferring, cutting, and gluing until you are able to close your shape on all sides, all the while keeping track of your templates and marking which sides go together.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you should have a complete sculpture and
    a set of templates so that you can recreate the piece over and over again.

  • How to make a piece of paper art. Polygon Sculpture - Step 8
    Step 8

    Try making a few shapes,
    spray paint them different colors, and glue them together for a larger piece.

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