Artist Juho Könkkölä creates paper figures with the art of origami. His creations don’t use any cutting—just folding—but still result in amazingly detailed creations. Könkkölä’s newest piece, and perhaps his most striking, is of a samurai. The warrior is seen brandishing a sword in hand, and the artist was even able to depict the essence of the traditional armor including the pointed kabuto (helmet) and the scaly haidate (thigh armor).
Paper is one of the most common materials we have, but in the hands of a talented artist, it can...
The intricately delicate paper cut artworks of Montreal-based artist Myriam Dion bring a whole new dimension to her preferred medium:...
When people see Hiroki Saito‘s astounding artwork, they have to ask: is it a photograph or a painting? The answer is neither. In actuality, Saito practices a meticulous variation of the traditional Japanese art of Kiri-e or Kirigami (meaning cut picture). This age-old craft requires the artist to carefully cut pieces of washi paper—a delicate paper that derives from mulberry plant fibers—using a sharp blade.
Arts and crafts have a way of reinventing themselves. Just like trends, the popularity of creative activities is cyclical.
For centuries, cultures have come up with creative ways to artistically approach, adopt, and adapt the paper craft.
North Californian artist Tahiti Pehrson has been working with paper for over fifteen years, and the experience shows. Each one of his hand-cut geometrical structures reveals dexterous and delicate attention to detail, with layers of intricate geometries rendered like magnificent large-scale doilies. Pehrson's work is inspired by guilloche, a decorative technique of engraving complex spirals and motifs that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome.
Raya Sader Bujana of Little Ray of Sunflower has a remarkable affinity for paper crafting.
Mixed-media artist Amy Eisenfeld Genser‘s obsession with paper and color has led to her creation of these vibrant, tactile, paper...
Combining nature and architecture, Vana is a dazzling forest of illuminated paper trees. This site-specific installation was designed by London architecture studio Orproject for the India Design Forum. It features four trunk-like structures dotted throughout the space and joined at their tops to form a continuous canopy that covers the ceiling. LED lights shine through gaps that divide the triangular segments and bathe you in an immersive glow.
Canadian artist Myriam Dion transforms everyday newspapers into gorgeously patterned hand-cut pages.
When looking at this artwork, at first you may only see the gorgeous lines and vibrant color of abstraction.