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.
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.
A Dutch artist Bert Simons takes paper folding art into the whole new level by creating these hyper-realistic 3D paper sculptures, and the best part is that you can build a 3D Bert portrait yourself! Print the 12 pages on thick (80 grams) paper and start making your own personal Bert.