Paper Art

March 24, 2022

Self-Taught Artist Creates His Own Paper Menagerie With Incredible Origami Animals

While some artists make sculptures from heavy materials like marble or bronze, others gravitate towards something much, much lighter. Self-taught artist Patrick Alberto Vraja meticulously scores and folds sheets of paper to create detailed sculptures of animals that look like realistic models. Based in Romania, the 24-year-old has been creating origami art since he was a child.

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February 6, 2022

Artist Creates a Menagerie by Cutting Creatures From a Single Sheet of Paper

British artist Pippa Dyrlaga needs only a precision knife and some paper to start creating. With just a few tools, she is able to masterfully cut animals big and small from single sheets of paper—from striped tigers to scaley chameleons to fluffy squirrels. While the accuracy of Dyrlaga's paper cutouts may make the practice look easy, she has been meticulously honing her craft for over 10 years.

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November 9, 2021

Delicate Cut Paper Sculptures Convey the Detrimental Effects of Climate Change on Coral

Coral reefs are one of the world's most wondrous ecosystems, but they are perishing because of climate change. Through rising ocean temperatures and the stress of an altered environment, the coral turns from colorful to white in a process called coral bleaching. Artist Rogan Brown uses the delicate beauty of cut paper to convey this troubled state, specifically through series titled Ghost Coral and Coral Garden.

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September 21, 2021

Origami Artist Creates Medieval Knight With a Sword and Shield From a Single Piece of Paper

What can you create from a single sheet of paper? Well, take a look at Juho Könkkölä‘s portfolio and you'll find incredible possibilities. The Finnish artist creates detailed origami sculptures by meticulously folding and scoring a single piece of paper. After impressing social media with his model of a samurai, he has made another amazing human character: a medieval knight wielding a sword and shield.

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