Artist’s Delicate Paper Zoo Bridges the Gap Between 2D and 3D Art

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Paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to develop a paper zoo that's as diverse as it is beautiful. Using scissors, a scalpel, glue, and an X-ACTO knife, the creator forms intricate paper sculptures that look as though they're about to come alive. He recreates a variety of animals—from birds with delicate feathers to sleepy bears and sniffing dogs—with his medium of choice. “It was a matter of time before my life-long interest in art and wildlife combined,” he admits.

What's perhaps most interesting is that the sculptor's work bridges the gap between 2D and 3D. The paper itself may be flat and simplistic, but the resulting artwork rises above its surface to add a sense of liveliness.

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Calvin Nicholls: Website | Facebook
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