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Amazing Paper Bird Sculptures Reveal Their Internal Anatomy


We've seen our fair share of paper bird sculptures, but artist Diana Beltran Herrera takes the art of hand-crafting the delicately ornate creatures in a new direction. Rather than simply constructing the outward appearance of the multilayered bird figurines, the Colombian artist exposes an additional layer of paper-cut intricacy. Through a series of carefully placed clear vinyl film, we get a window into the inner constructs of these replicated creatures.

Seeing the birds' intenrnal anatomy as it is connected to the entirety of the animal is so, for lack of a better word, cool! The fascinating and aesthetically intriguing birds have a full set of colorful, hand-cut paper organs within them. With a bit of quilling, Herrera even captures the rounded, curling appearance of a pink brain. Additionally, the shiny translucent film offers an inorganic element to the sculptures that make them appear like half-bird, half-robot cyborgs. The juxtaposition of robotic and organic components work seamlessly together.






Diana Beltran Herrera's website and Flickr
via [Colossal]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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