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Intricately Cut Paper Sculptures Mimic Stained Glass Windows

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.

Eric Standley website
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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 major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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