Virginia-based paper artist Eric Standley meticulously cuts and layers thin sheets of paper to construct sculptural creations that look like stained glass windows. Every square inch of his multilayered creations are carefully carved to perfection, resulting in unbelievably intricate designs. The final product is an awe-inspiring, three-dimensional frenzy of colors and patterns.
Standley’s laser-cut works are heavily populated with geometric shapes and varying patterns, inspired by Gothic, Islamic, and Greek art motifs, which cause his sculptural mandalas to appear symmetrical from various angles. It’s this symmetry of lines, curves, and shapes that draws and mesmerizes the viewer’s gaze. There’s a lot to look at in any given piece, forcing the viewer look on in amazement and contemplate the amount of detail and precision that goes into it, not to mention Standley’s patience and diligence.