Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'paper' (30)

Hundreds of Paper Birds Roost in an Origami Chimney

Inspired by the Vaux's swift, a species of birds that flock together in groups of 30 or more, and that build their nests in dark cavities, paper artist Bijian Fan has created this mesmerizing installation called Roosting . This particular work was inspired by the…


Added by alice on April 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Breathtaking Bird Sculptures Made of Paper or Polymer

Beijing-born Bijian Fan creates breathtaking bird sculptures made with paper or polymer. As a child, Fan learned origami, or the art of paper folding, from his grandmother. He earned his BS and MS degrees in Mathematics as well as a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering but somehow found his way back towards art later in life. When he emigrated to the United States from China, art became…


Added by alice on April 2, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Massive Paper Installation Feels Like You're Walking Inside a 3D Painting

This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping inside a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments to create the third and…


Added by alice on March 24, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Gorgeous Papercut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

As part of this year's SCOPE NY art show, Black Book Gallery presented stunning hand cut paper works by artists Hari & Deepti. The creative couple, based out of Denver, Colorado, each brings to the table different skill sets. Hari, whose full name is Harikrishnan Panicker, is a trained graphic designer and illustrator while Deepti Nair specializes in paper cut art.…


Added by alice on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Gigantic Paper Sculptures Resemble Violent Storms and Gnarled Trees

Since 2005, Brooklyn-based artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen have collaborated on some massive works using paper as their main medium. They first came to our attention about a year ago, when we wrote about their gigantic paper trees that seemed…


Added by alice on August 16, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Adorable Paper Adventures by Kouichi Chiba

The next time you think you need fancy materials to create art that excites, just remember the name Kouichi Chiba. The Japanese photographer from Shizuoka has captured the hearts and minds of the curators of 500px who recently featured them on their blog. Chiba creates simple characters, cut out of paper, and places them…


Added by alice on June 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Incredibly Realistic 3D Papercraft Birds

Are these not some of the most realistic-looking birds you've ever laid eyes on? Netherlands-based artist Johan Scherft has mastered the art of papercraft. At the young age of 14, he discovered the art form by accident when he started making paper bird models which were hand-colored using only colored pencils. "It appealed to me because it combines so many different techniques…


Added by alice on April 21, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Exquisite Paper Flowers Last Forever

For the person who loves flowers but just can't keep them alive (for longer than a day) there are paper flowers by Frances & Francis. These beautiful works of art are handcrafted using just paper and then attached to actual twigs. Frances & Francis is run by Helen Frances, a paper artist living just north of London in St. Albans. (The second Francis is a tribute to…


Added by alice on March 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Colorful Origami Flowers Change with Shadows and Light

Kota Hiratsuka is a paper artist living in Japan that takes the art of paper folding or origami to new heights! With shadows and light in mind, he creates three-dimensional works, like these origami flowers, that change their appearance depending on the viewer's angle. With just a ruler and a cutter, he cuts and folds paper, by hand, into geometric patterns until he creates these gorgeous…


Added by alice on February 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Majestic Paper Horses Grace Lincoln Cathedral

Using sheets of A1 paper, famed paper artist Richard Sweeney created four life-sized horse sculptures for an Olympic-inspired flower festival. Set inside Lincoln Cathedral in the UK, "Dreams of Gold" saw tens of thousands of flowers from every corner of the world turned into horses, chariots and flames. No doubt the star of the show was Sweeney's majestic paper…


Added by alice on September 14, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Stunning Shredded Book Sculptures by Jukhee Kwon

Korean-born, London-based Jukhee Kwon is a rising new artist who's making a name for herself with these monumental sculptures that look as if pages of books are desperately trying to escape. One of her newest pieces was just displayed at a Korean contemporary art group show in Paris. The multi-level sculpture resembled a cascading waterfall shooting down the middle of…


Added by alice on September 10, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Paper Hummingbirds Hover in Mid-Air

Diana Beltran Herrera is one of those artists that continually pushes herself to create more interesting works. When we first came across her colorful paper bird sculptures, we were amazed at how she could create such a wide range of birds with such precision and…


Added by alice on August 16, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Miniature Tree Carved From McDonald's Olympic Paper Bag

We've seen artist Yuken Teruya work his magic before, carving everything from fancy department store bags to fast food bags into magnificent miniature trees, but this new work by the Japanese artist stands out for its true ingenuity. Called Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/…


Added by alice on August 7, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Gigantic Paper Trees Burst Through Ceiling

Using just paper and wood, Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen created massive paper tree sculptures that appeared to be growing from floor to floor! Called White Stag, it consisted of thick white paper that was twisted, crumpled and draped until it resembled tree bark and roots. By showing the work on two floors, the artists gave the…


Added by alice on July 9, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Paper Heroes by Grégoire Guillemin

French artist Grégoire Guillemin just tipped us off to his latest work. Of course, you may remember Guillemin as the one behind these amazing retro-modern supehero illustrations. He's back with Paper Heroes 2, a follow-up to his popular Paper Heroes series where he takes famous…


Added by alice on May 25, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ethereal Paper Sculptures Float Inside a Church

Peter Gentenaar isn't any ordinary paper artist. He creates extraordinarily beautiful paper sculptures that have an ethereal quality to them. His exhibition at the abbey church of Saint-Riquier church in northern France proves this point. It's where he hung more than a 100 paper sculptures in the church's grand halls. (What a perfect backdrop.)

On his…


Added by alice on February 22, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Incredibly Ornate Paper Bird Sculptures

Using rare and fine paper from around the world, Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft of The Makerie create incredibly intricate 3D paper sculptures, the likes we've never seen. The London-based creatives say that they're inspired by "forgotten worlds, rare prints and the beauty of details" which becomes abundantly clear once you look through their portfolio.

In particular, their…


Added by alice on February 21, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Surreal Head Sculptures Cut From Layered Paper

Have you ever seen such intricate paper cutting? Beijing-based artist Li Hongjun cuts into layers and layers of paper to create these surreal head sculptures. Called one of the most striking artists of sculpture in Chinese mainland, Hongjun uses eastern and western methods of paper cutting to create these magnificent, mind-bending works. According to…


Added by alice on February 2, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Exclusive Interview: Paper Torso Artist

Four days ago, we first posted on Horst Kiechle's paper torso with removable organs and soon after we got to stand back in awe and watch as Kiechle's creative work zipped through the web, hitting the blogosphere with force. Not only did…


Added by alice on January 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Paper Torso with Removable Organs

Horst Kiechle has created an entire torso, with removable organs, entirely out of white card! Called Paper Torso, the geometric sculpture has a heart, lungs and intestines, and more which you can see at all different angles, below. It was made for the Science Lab of the International School Nadi, Fiji.

The Australian architect is most known for his…


Added by alice on January 12, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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