The Dream - Slices of Cardboard

Nate Post's avatar Nate Post

When I was younger, I had a dream where plants were growing out of my arm. This dream has always stuck with me and I thought it would be interesting to bring it into reality. The process of making this piece was really fun. It involved manipulating various 3D modeling programs as well as the tactile process of piecing all 160 cardboard pieces together. I used a lot of glue! Additionally, the type of plants used for this work was Tillandsia Bromeliads. Trying to visualize a dream in a 3D form, like this artwork, can be another way to process dreams while making artistic decisions at the same time.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 36 inches
  • Medium: Cardboard/Plant life
  • Width: 5 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 5 inches