These amazing masks and sculptures look like they are made out of real fur. In fact, they are actually paper sculptures by Brooklyn-based artist José Suris IV. The awesome 3D illustrator creates these detailed little creatures out of various papers, styrofoam, wireform, and paperclay. Through layers of paper and shades of color, Suris produces extremely detailed shapes with…Continue
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Using simple strips of paper, artist Hadieh Shafie builds these magnificent geometric sculptures filled with intriguing patterns of color. She binds the strips together into scrolls that blend together into interesting and unexpected combinations. Throughout the creation process, Shafie makes purposeful choices about her limited color palette and the placement of scrolls, but she…
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Boston-based paper artist Joe Bagley produces all kinds of intricate designs that feature a single sheet of black paper, hand-cut with an Xacto knife. All of the intricately cut spaces are one full interconnected sheet and, as a result of this tedious process, no two pieces are ever the same.
The artist has a great eye for producing realistic details with just the slice of a page. When a…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on March 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Australian artist Emma Van Leest turns a simple sheet of paper into a magical visual story. She hand-cuts intricate patterns into large sheets, and then mounts them with glue onto foamcore. Several layers set against a vibrant, colorful backdrop form Van Leest's three-dimensional scenes, which reference children's stories, folk art, Medieval saints, and Hindu literature.
Added by Katie Hosmer on February 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
When viewing artist Karen Bit Vejle's work, you might think you are looking at delicate pieces of lace fabric. In reality, though, the Norway-based artist carefully hand-cuts each pattern out of paper, using only a pair of scissors. Psaligrafi, or the art of papercutting, is a complex art form that requires patience and intense skill. For more than 35 years, Karen Bit Vejle…Continue
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Paper art is a fascinating technique that requires a lot of patience and a lot of skill. Creative team Will & Caro, consisting of Australian-born Carolyn Wong and Finland-born William Du, are no strangers to this powerful artistic form. The two self-taught artists launched their first big project in December of 2009 and it was a great success.
Will & Caro create delicate…Continue
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Artist Christina Lihan creates amazing depth and detail with just simple sheets of paper. Educated and trained as an architect, Lihan has since turned those skills toward developing elaborate paper building, bridge, landmarks, and cityscape sculptures. Everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal can be found in her collection.
To create a single piece, Lihan…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
In this creative installation, entitled Maibaum, Canadian artist Kristi Malakoff used layer upon layer of black paper, foam core, and hardware to create a lifelike scene in which joyous, animated children are frozen in time. Upon viewing the installation, visitors will immediately be transported into the middle of a Maypole dance, a traditional western European folk dance in which men and…
Added by Katie Hosmer on October 22, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Using a combination of magazine cutouts, dried flowers and leaves, pressed paper, and illustrations, Netherlands-based artist Anne ten Donkelaar creates these realistic and intricate designs, entitled Flower Constructions. From a distance, the sculptures are a gorgeous and vibrant bunch of flora that are growing in abundance. Upon closer inspection, the many found objects…
By folding paper into these rhythmic and repetitive sculptures, artist Matthew Shlian gives patterns of life and motion to an otherwise flat form. Describing himself as a paper engineer, Shlian says, "I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over. Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I…
Added by Katie Hosmer on August 25, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments
New York-based artist Yuken Teruya was commissioned by the New York Times to create this piece entitled Green Economy. The article, written by Paul Krugman, asks the main question, "Is it possible to make drastic cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions without destroying our economy?"
To complement the New York Times informative article, Teruya cut these very precise nature designs…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on August 8, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
There are so many kinds, colors, and textures of paper that can be used in artistic creation. Taiwan-based artist Mia Liu finds inspiration from this medium and takes it one step further by transforming generally flat paper forms into three dimensional sculptures. The artist says she is "particularly mesmerized by the unique textures created by drawing on different papers; [She] loves to…
Jill Sylvia is extremely interested in financial data and transactions, but not in the way that you might think. The artist takes sheets of lined paper found in ledgers and other financial paperwork and meticulously cuts out bits of the page to build these incredible three dimensional paper sculptures. Using a drafting knife, she carefully removes all of the blank boxes, leaving just the lines to…
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 14, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments
Maps are all around us. They offer us guidance through city streets, subways stops, and across the globe. They feature incredible detail, vivid colors, and generally attractive designs to easily communicate geographic information. French artist Elisabeth Lecourt has taken the beauty and concept of a map one step further with Les Robes Géographiques.
Added by Katie Hosmer on June 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
The work by artist Erika Iris Simmons is a collection of faces and figures that grow out of recycled materials, reconfigured musical notes, and the negative space that results from these shapes. Simmons started out as a face-painter at Universal Studios and then went on to study makeup design. She says, “I became fascinated with books about perception and cognition. I think…
Added by Katie Hosmer on May 8, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Based in Montreuil, France, Nathalie Boutté takes what others may see as paper garbage—tissue paper, old pages from a novel, tracing paper—and transforms it into remarkable artwork by carefully layering paper strips. From up close the images appear pixilated. But if you take a few steps back, similar to some pointillism paintings, the image becomes clear.
Her process is…Continue
Added by Katie Hosmer on January 30, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments