Taizo Yamamoto's Shopping Cart Illustrations

June 25, 2012

Talented architect and illustrator Taizo Yamamoto uses pencil to render these hyper-realistic drawings of shopping carts piled high with urban detritus. "The shopping carts first struck me by their sculptural variation, they’re perpetual works in progress, and the drawings are meant to freeze them as 'still lives'. You begin to see glimpses of how their owner’s live; elements of weather protection (tarps, umbrellas, bubble wrap, sleeping bags), bottle/can currency, and even personalized objects like stuffed animals." Yamamoto grew up in Vancouver and studied Architecture at McGill University in Montreal. He is currently based in Vancouver.