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Fairytales Come To Life In Papercut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

By • Mar 21st, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker, two artists collectively known as Hari & Deepti, create beautiful and detailed dioramas out of paper that look like epic visions from ancient fairytales. The Colorado-based artists, who are originally from India, were inspired by Balinese shadow puppets but have since developed their own unique style.

Artist Folds Life-Sized Elephant Out Of Single Massive 50 x 50 ft Sheet Of Paper

By • Mar 14th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

A paper airplane is pretty much the most complicated thing I can make by folding paper, which is what makes this grand piece of artwork by professional origami artist Sipho Mabona all the more impressive. This life-sized white elephant stands 3m (10 ft) tall and weighs a whopping 250kg (550lbs) – and it was all folded out of a single 15m x 15m (50ft x 50ft) sheet of paper.

Artist Gives Old Books a Second Life By Making Sculptures Out Of Their Pages

By • Jan 31st, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

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.

Artist Summons ‘Smaug the Dragon’ From Pages of ‘The Hobbit’

By • Jan 15th, 2014 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

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.

75 Photos Of Amazing Paper Art

By • Oct 24th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

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.

New Origami Street Art by Mademoiselle Maurice

By • Jun 25th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Street Art

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.

Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

By • Feb 12th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Sculpting

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.

Incredible Laser Cut Paper Art by Eric Standley

By • Jan 30th, 2013 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

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.

Intricate Tree Carved From McDonald’s Paper Bag

By • Aug 15th, 2012 • Category: Art, Latest Posts, Other

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

Book Origami By Isaac Salazar

By • Feb 4th, 2011 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

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.

Incredible Folded Paper Art by Simon Schubert

By • Nov 2nd, 2010 • Category: Art, Latest Posts

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.