About Shandrewick Key
The work of Shandrewick Key is immediately noticeable upon entering the Project Onward Studio, as he works in a medium unique exclusively to him: aluminum foil. Initially, he says he was using foil to keep him from getting bored, but it soon became something much more than a casual pastime. The fascination with foil started at a young age; the artist recalls being on the floor at his mother's feet as a toddler, sculpting boats and airplanes. As he aged, however, so has his subject matter. Fascinated by monster movies old and new, Shandrewick laboriously sculpts these monsters out of 100% aluminum foil. Godzilla, King Kong, and Mothra are common in his repertoire, but most intriguing are the elaborate fictions he has created himself. Overcome with idolization of giant-sized monsters, he's created a universe run by the physical demi-god Kagora, a giant winged creature who conquers galaxies for the good of their citizens. Kagora, the artist says, "is a dark hero. He's the type that wants to kill his enemies. His goal is to annihilate evil." A demi-god of several forms, Shandrewick has sculpted Kagora several times over at this point, each one taking unique shape and vision.