John Burgund, 76, is a retired Heavy Construction
Carpenter and lifelong amateur Photographer. His work has been published
in "PRINT" (NYC) and German and Japanese publications.
He has also been published in "Easy Rider Supercycle"
and "Biker Lifestyle" magazines.
He began building Dioramas two years ago recycling
shoe boxes, photos and paper for a Halloween piece, "Boo."
"Hotel California," his latest effort combines cardboard,
mat board, wood dowels and plastic figures with photos of local
buildings and "bobble heads" moved by air flow - a fan
inside the box. This has proved to be a very popular piece. Greg
and Laurie encouraged him to continue and another was created for
them. His work now consists of various shapes and sizes using foam
board, fabrics, jewelry, feathers, figures new and old, photos of
buildings and other artists' work with their permission. The Café
Mundo staff hear a lot of positive comments about all of his work.
In closing, John says he has "more ideas swirling
in his mind!"
Dioramas Exhibited At Cafe Mundo