Local man makes art out of cardboard

Tommy Adamkiewicz is a hard worker at Grow, Inc. in Georgetown.
He works full time at the facility in janitorial and occasional work for ODOT, but in his spare time, Tommy loves to build things out of nothing but cardboard. Most recently Tommy has completed constructing an exact replica of the Paul Brown Stadium.
“I work at Grow, Inc from 9 to 3 each day,” Tommy said, “but as soon as I get my work done I like being alone so I turn on B105 and start  cutting, folding and painting cardboard. I remember about a year ago I was folding a piece of cardboard and thought how it could be bent to make just about anything.”
Tommy’s first cardboard venture was of a farmhouse, which he thought up on his own. He started building the house and in only about a month and a half,  he had constructed a two-story house complete with furniture, a big screen TV, washer and dryer, dishwasher, everything including little details like toilet paper and remote control for the TV.
“I painted everything to look as real as possible and even added electricity so that every room of the house has lights,” Tommy said. “It didn’t take too long to make and I really enjoyed building it. I made it as real as I could and even put animals all around it.”
Tommy’s next project was to build a replica of the Paul Brown Stadium.  “I looked at a picture of the stadium a lot and made my stadium exactly like the real one,” he said. “Right now, I’ve been building a replica of the Cincinnati Reds Great American Ballpark, and it’s a real challenge. It’s always been one of my dreams to see the Bengals play. I want to meet the players and get to know them.”
Tommy said that by next year he would like to build a cardboard ‘Twin Towers’ replica and include the Statue of Liberty and make it a tribute to 9-11.