At first glance, these colorful creatures look like real, living birds and butterflies, but a closer look reveals that they’re actually crafted from paper. Colombia-born, Bristol-based artist Diana Beltrán Herrera has been sculpting wildlife from paper since 2012, and today she’s a master of her craft. She creates lifelike birds, butterflies, flowers, and more, complete with extraordinary detail and tangible texture.
Japanese artist Naoki Onogawa has been fascinated with the traditional art of origami since he was a child.
Artists around the world have proved that paper is more than a foundation for drawing.
It's incredible just how versatile paper can be. For that reason, many artists choose to sculpt with the pliable material, and South Korean artist Ilhwa Kim is one of them. She fashions mesmerizing sculptural “paintings” from tiny hand-rolled and dyed paper seeds. Her colorful creations are densely populated by the furled tubes of paper that stack to form intricate hills, valleys, and pathways as they shift and transform with the passing of light and shadow.
The word collage derives from the French verb coller, or to glue.
Recreating a scene from a show or film with paper may seem like an impossible task, but artist Ben Charman...
Based out of Vancouver, Canada, contemporary paper artist Tara Lee Bennett creates intricately crafted creations from tiny bits of paper. The elaborate detail in each of her artworks is dizzying, with the complex assemblage of each minute piece blossoming as a whole.
Do you struggle to keep your houseplants alive? If so, perhaps you're better off caring for one crafted from paper.
The art of origami has a long place in history and continues to thrive today.
Artist Calvin Nicholls manipulates ordinary sheets of paper into incredible relief sculptures using standard carving tools. He finds inspiration for his paper art in the diversity of wildlife and uses his honed skills to replicate feathers, fur, and fins with masterful precision. “They all present their unique challenges and rewards while showcasing the possibilities of paper as a medium,” Nicholls tells My Modern Met.
At the intersection of machine, technology, and human touch emerges Symbio Vessels, a series of intricate sculptures crafted from laser-cut...
Artist Juho Könkkölä creates paper figures with the art of origami.