Anatomical Paper Sculptures by Lisa Nilsson

Lisa Nilsson’s anatomical cross sections have a realistic look that makes us cringe slightly as we look inside a duck, a human brain, or human lungs. The cross sections are created from carefully spiralled, folded, and rolled strips of tissue, specifically Japanese mulberry paper, and reclaimed gilded edges from books. Lisa Nilsson’s patience and steady hands are evident in every piece created using the ancient of quilling. The results are stunning their realism. The stunning rolls, folds, and twists in paper create a feeling of admiration at the skill required to create these fascinating, but sometimes unsettling, cross sections of life. Have fun!