Cover Art

On the Cover | Sept. 22, 2022

learn about this issue’s cover art

illustrated by Ray Kaselau |

‘Natural Order’ by Ray Kaselau

Ray Kaselau grew up in rural Wisconsin in the ’80s, raised by his creative parents. Always having access to cardboard and paint, he made city models and creature costumes based on pop culture. In 2001, Ray earned a degree in Visual Communications and 3D Animation. Since then, he has worked as a concept designer producing for major retailers, manufacturers, and civic organizations. In 2010, he re-discovered his childhood interest in cardboard sculpture. To date, Ray has made over 130 unique works of art. Ray is an Eau Claire resident with his wife Gena and their four children. There is always an abundance of cardboard in his home studio.

“Natural Order” (2022) 23” x 32” x 2” corrugated board covered with paper cache and acrylic paint by Ray Kaselau  From the artist: “The tactile nature of creating with traditional methods displays an appreciation for simplicity expressed in the materials used: paper, cardboard, glue, and paint. Creativity often emerges with the limitations within a given task. Human nature is one of seeking order; to feel in control of our lives. Nature has an order that we understand very little. We navigate a maze of daily choices with the weight of consequences that often feel in opposition to a natural order.”


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