Today, we will tell you the story of a great artist, Olivier Bertrand. The French artist has been creating sculptures out of waste cardboard. His cardboard sculptures were first discovered by the famous animal sculptor Aurelien Raynaud. We are glad that Raynaud discovered Bertrand and inspired him to go on.
Olivier Bertrand is a French citizen who has always been fond of art, drawing, and origami. Although he studied economics and worked as a web designer for years, he eventually started working with cardboard. The artist has created animals, knights, women, and many other cardboard sculptures over the years.
Among his cardboard sculptures, animal sculptures are more numerous. Olivier Bertrand has a passion for the environment. The artist states that he chooses powerful animals. It is kind of a dilemma. Because his cardboard can be destroyed easily. But the animals he chooses are real power symbols in the wild. So, can we say that every powerful creature hides a weakness?
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Olivier Bertrand collects cardboard with different thicknesses. To create his cardboard sculptures, he uses thicker cardboard for the frame. The thinner cardboard is for the rest of the body. Olivier cuts cardboard into small pieces and connects them to create a sculpture. Although most of you presume that the sculptures are not durable, the artist uses special resin to make them more durable.
In conclusion, if you are or will be in France in June, make a visit to Musee Pompon to the works of the promising talent Olivier Bertrand.