These beautiful 3D sculptures of paper take a whole new look at the idea of a “pop-up” book. Pennsylvania-based artist Jodi Harvey-Brown alters old books and gives them a second life by making beautiful sculptures out of their pages. “The books that we love to read should be made to come to life. Characters, that we care so much for, should come out of the pages to show us their stories,” said the artist.
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J.R.R. Tolkien fans and admirers never cease to amaze each other with their stunning tributes to the master of fantasy and his beautiful world. Danish American artist Victoria certainly paid her respects to the epic book “Hobbit” by crafting a gorgeous paper sculpture of the great dragon Smaug out of its Danish release. The artist cut the pages of the book, still attached to the hard cover, into multiple pieces and apparently glued them together.
Many people see art as something with many barriers to entry – maybe the materials are expensive, maybe you don’t have the space, or maybe you think it’s difficult, requiring many specialized tools. Sometimes that’s true, but the artists here have created incredible works using almost nothing but paper and scissors or knives.
As a part of the 2013 Artaq Festival, french artist Mademoiselle Maurice presented three new pieces of paper street art in the city of Angers, France. The colorful installations were made of 30,000 pieces of origami with the help of local school kids, adults or “leisure centers’” residents. The Saint-Maurice cathedral was adorned with two installations—a geometric pattern on the front gate and a rainbow of origami on the front steps. A third installation, a massive origami mural, was placed on the banks of the Maine river.
Li Hongbo’s artwork may look like porcelain or gypsum sculptures at first, but that’s only until he demonstrates how flexible they are. Beijing based artist, book designer and editor creates these busts and sculptures out of thousands of layers of glued thin paper. Hongbo builds the honeycomb-like structures by strategically placing the glue on each sheet of paper, and then gives the desired shape to it.
What at a first glance might look like Gothic stained glass windows, are actually Eric Standley’s paper creations. Currently based in Virginia, the artist uses a laser to meticulously cut out the patterns in thousands of layers of paper which are then all put together.
Japanese artist Yuken Teruya has turned the new Olympics version of the McDonald’s paper bag into an intricate tree sculpture. Titled ‘Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/ London’ it is a part of a new group exhibition at Denver’s David Smith Gallery
Isaac Salazar, an accountant born in Texas, brings back life to old books by creating interesting pieces of book origami. It’s his way of recycling a book that might otherwise end up in a landfill. He has been creating these for almost 2 years now. His books first started out simple and have recently become more intricate.
At first sight these very detailed pictures, which sell for up to £3,800, seem to have been drawn with pencil but only when you notice that Simon’s gallery web address ends with “papierarbeiten.html” you understand how amazing his works really are.