Using simple, everyday materials, artist Diana Beltran Herrera crafts creatures that are full of life. She transforms paper, wire, and wood into realistic birds whose detailing is nothing short of incredible. The meticulous paper art features individually cut and scored feathers—mimicking the real thing—that are layered into majestic plumage. Through these rigid and repetitive structures, Herrera still manages to capture the feeling that they could go into flight at any moment.
Street artist Phlegm has been on overdrive the last couple of years. Here’s a new, highly-detailed piece that ranks up there with some of his best work. The UK-based street artist took three days to complete the stretched-out wall, which is located on an old nuclear fallout shelter in Zagreb, Croatia.