[Editor's note: This is part of our 6-part series describing the alternative surfaces artists use to display their artwork. Read the first part posted last Friday about art on water!]
Egg cartons: What a great way to recycle! When I was younger, we would use egg cartons to make simple sculptures and puppets. Artists use this bumpy canvas to display vivid imagery.
There are two types of “egg carton” art. The traditional way has a constant viewpoint, but some artists like to work with the bumps and change the viewing angle for each individual piece of artwork.
Artist Enno de Kroon focuses more on the Eggcubism (change in the view-point) technique. Kroon experiments with distortions of perspectives when creating his egg carton artwork.
To view his work, you need to look at his pieces at a certain angle, or, the portrait will look like a traditional, askew image. Kroon uses the 2-D shapes of his recycled canvas to his advantage when painting a portrait. Kroon also combines several egg cartons together to create a series of portraits or portrayals of detailed objects.