Hi, I’m Raya and I’m a paper artist based in Barcelona.

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Previously I’ve shared my paper foods and now I designed a series of Paper Athlete sculptures.

The concept of this design was to express movement using paper. The added texture, light and volume that the serial planes technique provides reinforces the fluidity of the pieces.

All the sculptures are entirely hand cut and assembled, some of the figures have around 150 pieces and up to 500 separators. The project required many, many hours of work, but the end result was very satisfying for me.

Pictures below were taken by photographer Leo García Mendez.

More info: Instagram

The Runner

“The Gymnast”

The Cyclist

The High Jump



The Gymnast


Synchronised Swimming


The Javelin Thrower


The Runner

The Swimmer