MADE ON EARTH

Report from the world of backyard technology

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Photography courtesy of Perugi Artecontemporanea

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Cardboard Carbon Neutral

“Reuse” comes before “recycle” in the waste pyramid, and few people are as good at reusing as sculptor Chris Gilmour. His work, inspired by “a love of stuff,” takes cardboard headed for the recycling plant and transforms it into a close look at the human obsession with objects as well as the psychology of waste.

His sculptures are the ultimate consumerist paradox: sturdy-looking cars, motorbikes, and scientific equipment ...

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