My name is Gregor Beedie, although I like to call myself 3D Beedie, and I'm the chap behind Wild Card Creations. I studied fine art at Duncan of Jordanstone Art College in Dundee. After the first year of college where one tries everything I decided to specialise in sculpture because I found that I loved working in three dimensions.
The cardboard sculptures you see here were quite a challenge to create. To model a dinosaur head in clay would be relatively straight forward: you have your dinosaur images or perhaps a dinosaur replica toy and you build the clay up to match. Simple. Well OK you do need to have some skill in modelling with clay but what makes it straight forward is that clay can become any shape you choose. This isn't the case with cardboard.
With cardboard you take a 2 dimensional object and then bend and fold it to try to create 3 dimensional shapes. And bear in mind that your head needs to fit inside. As a test to see the difficulty, try to make a hollow ball from cardboard. You'll find that it bends nicely along one axis, i.e. you can easily make a cylinder, but try as you might it won't bend into a ball.
I decided to make dinosaur helmets because my son, Magnus who you can see wearing the velociraptor and moose, wanted to go to school as a dinosaur for "come as your favourite book character" day. I spent an evening, and much of the night, cutting, bending and gluing cardboard boxes until I had something remotely resembling a T-Rex. I wasn't that happy with it but Magnus loved it. And because he loved it I made some more...