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3D corrugated art

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Students transform donated corrugated from Colt Paper into cool 3D artwork.

TORONTO—In a cool triumph of recycling, local university and college sculpture students transformed a donation of corrugated cardboard from Colt Paper into amazing 3-D masterpieces.

Instructor and artist Carlo Cesta, an acclaimed Toronto-based sculptor and teacher at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus and Centennial College, gladly accepted Colt Paper’s donation, then challenged his sculpture class to use the material creatively.

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“Repurposing scrap cardboard into art benefits the students and the community,” says Colt Paper chief executive officer Sari Colt, a lifetime supporter of the Toronto arts scene. “I wish more companies would make their scrap corrugate available to artists.”


Located in Toronto’s Junction Triangle area, Colt Paper opened its doors in 1935 and has become a stalwart of the community – one of the neighborhood’s last surviving original companies.

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Photo credits: Art by students in Carlo Cesta’s University of Toronto Mississauga Sculpture One class using corrugated cardboard donated by Colt Paper. Camera sculpture by Natalie Lei; Pencil Sharpener by Lisa Wong; Nail Clipper by Lexie Chen; Giant Bear by Herman Ng, Pen by Ha Yung Kim, Shoe by Holly Watson. Photo credits: Carlo Cesta.


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