Polish artist Piotr Sokolowski's elaborate origami creations use intricate tucks and folds to bring three-dimensional paper animals to life. To make the creatures, the artist uses the practice of modular origami – folding paper and creating multiple components, then joining the components into one larger creation without adhesive such as glue or string. Some of the animals display impressive plumage and adorable facial expressions while others, such as a coiled cobra, are more menacing.
The lavish creases and intricate weaving seem to defy the conservative ethics of origami, which usually dictate using the fewest folds possible to achieve a simple, understated elegance. Sokolowski's technique, then, is daring but not without achieving the intended “wow” factor.