Recently stumbled upon this sculpture artist and found his work to be amazing. I mean, jaw-droppingly AMAZING. I need to see this in person. And it just so happens he is having a show a the Smithsonian April 23-26th!! So check out Randall Rosenthal, y'all!!
He begins with a block of wood, sketches out his idea and begins carving away everything that doesn't belong in his mental image of the finished product.
Skip ahead a bunch of steps and you start to see what he is revealing from the wood:
He even carves the corrugation for the "cardboard box!!"