For many, learning how to draw a portrait is one of the most challenging endeavors. Artist Polly Verity, however, manages to render human features without ever reaching for a pencil or paintbrush. Instead, she cleverly folds and creases thick pieces of watercolor paper, canvas, and sometimes wire mesh to create a human visage (or two).
For centuries, cultures have come up with creative ways to artistically approach, adopt, and adapt the paper craft.
Paper artist Eugenia Zoloto has her livelihood tied to making art.
In the wake of the ongoing war in Ukraine, artists from around the world feel compelled to help the citizens of the embattled country. Pioneering paper quilling artist Yulia Brodskaya has recently launched a fundraiser to support the charities working in Ukraine. To do so, she’s auctioning off one of her incredible paper art pieces.
Look closely at the work of Patrick Cabral and you will find endlessly thoughtful details.
When we think of birds, we usually imagine them mid-flight or in motion.
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.
While some paper artists challenge themselves to create work from one sheet of paper, others employ many pieces to make...
Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung creates massive works of art that immerse viewers in abstract blue landscapes.
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.
India-based artist Parth Kothekar challenges the abilities of his precision knife in his amazing paper art.
When you think of origami, the image of a paper crane probably comes to mind.