Stan Chisholm’s whole working-in-Styrofoam thing started with a need to keep moving.
Wood is heavy. Styrofoam is light. It can be broken into pieces and easily transported in a suitcase or even a backpack, especially important during his car-less time at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Its unconventionality also infuses a bit of dark comedy into Chisholm’s work.
“It’s kind of a parody,” Chisholm, 27, said. “I don’t know anyone who uses foam like me.”