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Artist Playfully Transforms Everywhere He Visits with Paper Cut-Outs

Paper Cutting Art by Paperboyo Rich McCor

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While most people look at buildings and take them at face value, paper artist Rich McMor (of Paperboyo) sees the world in an entirely different way. The avid traveler playfully reimagines famous landmarks and locations around the world by incorporating his paper cutting art into the scene.

McCor has been transforming famous landscapes for years and, luckily, he shows no sign of stopping. By holding a black paper silhouette between his camera lens and the landscape, he playfully transforms the world around him in unexpected ways. His latest work sees Tokyo’s replica of the Statue of Liberty embellished with a paper barbell and weights, transforming the famous figure into a champion weightlifter. In another work, he turns rock formations in Canada into a bear by simply adding a beastly head in the scene. “I feel like I’ve created a scene from a children’s story here,” he writes on Instagram. “A story all about a New Brunswick Bear that goes on adventures with a Canadian during the day but turns to stone when the sun goes down every evening.”

Scroll down to check out some of McCors latest work, and if you like the artist’s cut-outs, you can purchase a collection of his work in his book called Around the World in Cut-Outs, now available to purchase on Amazon.

Paper artist Rich McMor (of Paperboyo) playfully reimagines locations around the world by incorporating his paper cutting art into the scene.

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By holding a black paper silhouette between his camera lens and the landscape, he transforms entire scenes in unexpected ways.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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