30+ Large-Scale Art Installations You Won’t Believe Are Made Entirely of Paper

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“Umi no Ue no Oshiro (A Castle On the Ocean)” by Wataru Itou | Read more: Spectacular Paper Craft Castle – Wataru Itou

When it comes to artistic mediums, many people may view paper merely as a blank canvas for drawings and sketches. However, as evident in this collection of incredible installations, paper's role in the realm of art is massive—literally!

Exhibiting a range of aesthetic styles, artistic techniques, and original concepts, this selection of large-scale paper installations showcases each artist's unique approach to the craft. Some, like Emmanuelle MoureauxAnnie Vought, and Yuko Takada Keller, meticulously cut sheets of paper into dainty and delicate floor-to-ceiling works of art. Others, like Gabby O'Connor, Orproject, and collaborative duo Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen, make monumental pieces that are more sculptural in nature. Whether airy and fragile or structurally solid, each large-scale installation proves that paper is so much more than a monotonous means to an artistic end!

Scroll down for a stunning selection of large-scale paper installations.

Fall paper art installation by Peter Callesen

“Fall” by Peter Callesen | Read more: Three-Dimensional Skeleton Falls from Paper Tree

While You Were Sleeping by Su Blackwell

“While You Were Sleeping” by Su Blackwell

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Color Mixing by Emmanuelle Moureaux | Read more: Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Room Into Colorful Art Experience

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What Lies Beneath by Gabby O'Connor | Read more: Gorgeous Iceberg Sculpture Made of Tissue Paper and Staples

Cut Paper Art Tapestries Tomoko Shioyasu

“Cutting Insights” by Tomoko Shioyasu | Read more: Enormous Paper Cut Art

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“Paper Trails” by Chie Hitotsuyama | Read more: Artist Tightly Rolls Newspaper to Craft Incredibly Detailed Animal Sculptures

Gyre art installation by Mia Pearlman

“Gyre” by Mia Pearlman

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“Black Cloud” by Carlos Amorales | Read more: 30,000 Swarming Paper Moths Consume Gallery Walls

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“Cartoframma” by Daniele Papuli | Read more: Rippling Installation Made of 10,000 Strips of Paper

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“The Gravity of Color Hybrid” by Lisa Hoke | Read more: Mesmerizing Wall Collages Made of Paper and Plastic Cups

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Cafeteria Installation at the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital For Children by Amy Genser

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“Once Emerged From The New Night Fog” by Annie Vought | Read more: Intricate Handlettering Patterns Meticulously Cut From Paper

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Zim & Zou for Hermès

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“Dance” by Yuko Takada Keller | Read more: Ethereal Tracing Paper Installations Suspended in Mid-Air

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“I Am Here” by Emmanuelle Moureaux | Read more: Colorful Cascade of 18,000 Paper Silhouettes in 100 Different Colors

Boat rice paper art installation by Zhu Jinshi

“Boat” by Zhu Jinshi

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“Maibaum” by Kristi Malakoff | Read more: Wonderful Paper Sculpture of Children Playfully Dancing

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“White Stag” by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen | Read more: Gigantic Paper Trees Burst Through Ceiling

Water on the Brain paper art by Claire Morgan
Water on the Brain paper art by Claire Morgan

“Water on the Brain” by Claire Morgan

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“Swayambhu” by Youdhisthir Maharjan | Read more: Laboriously Crafted 9 Miles of Hand-Twisted Newspaper Rope

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“The Wind Portal” by Najla El Zein | Read more: New Photos of The Wind Portal: Installation of 5,000 Paper Windmills

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“100 Colors” by Emmanuelle Moueaux | Read more: Colorful Floating Rainbow Created with 840 Sheets of Paper

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“Cloudy House” by Tomas Saraceno | Read more: Paper Clouds Suspended in Geometric Clusters

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“Tran- Layers” by Sakir Gkebag | Read more: Beautiful Abstract Toilet Paper Installations

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“Drift” by Michelle Forsyth | Read more: A Drifting Canopy of Paper-Cut Flowers

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“Shredded Paper Strips Form Larger Landscapes” by Naama Arad | Read more: Shredded Paper Strips Form Larger Landscapes

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“In Response to Shoshone Falls” by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen | Read more: Gigantic Paper Sculptures Resemble Violent Storms and Gnarled Trees

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“Giga Origami” by Sipho Mabona | Read more: Dazzling Display of Giant Origami Birds Suspended from the Ceiling

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“Strange Flowers” by Ho Yoo Shin

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“Together We Are Greater” by Jacqui Symons | Read more: A Beautiful Rainbow Wave of Paper Origami

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“Can't Stop Rolling It Up” by Mia Liu | Read more: Curly Strips of Watercolor Paper Form Beautiful 3D Painting

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