Paper Aviary at St James’s Market – Paper Birds Exhibition

Today we want to show you interesting project combining creative pavilion and beautiful paper birds by Estudio Guardabosques. “We are very happy to have been invited to exhibit our paper bird at St James London, in the United Kingdom. It’s a collaboration with the very talented DN&CO that took care of the whole project, and it features more than 100 birds that we specially designed for the occasion, stylized with iconic fashion patterns made by them. The Paper Aviary takes inspiration from Charles II’s exotic birdcage, which housed his collection of tropical birds during the 1600’s in the heart of St James’s Park. The exhibition nods to the style and craft heritage of St James’s. Each handcrafted bird displays plumage and patterns inspired by the fashion houses and craftsmen of the area. Houndstooth, checks and polka dots are taken from the fabric patterns of brands such as John Smedley, Turnbull & Asser and Aquascutum animating each paper bird. Enriching the experience further the exhibition features a curated soundtrack of birdsong. The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge from Feb 15th – May 2017.”

Beautiful Paper Bird Sculptures by Diana Beltran Herrera

Colombia-based artist Diana Beltran Herrera has been fascinated by birds since she was a child, however it wasn’t until four years ago that she started working with their forms. Her incredibly lifelike depictions are built entirely out of cut paper and imitate a variety of bird species from all over the world. Each iteration of her work we have followed with intrigue, including one of her latest projects which incorporates her sculptural pieces into oversized postage stamps from countries which she has always admired. “I always felt inspired by postage stamps as they are little windows of the world,” said Herrera to Colossal, “specifically those that contain birds which are often traveling around the word. I have collected a few and I felt that I wanted to open those stamps to a much more realistic scale to learn more about that particular animal and its landscape.” Interested in wildlife far beyond its aesthetics, Herrera is also concerned with the ethical treatment of animals, especially when it comes to the illegal wildlife trade of birds happening in her country and abroad.

Olympic Athletes Crafted From Layers of Paper

Barcelona-based paper artist Raya Sader Bujana designed these fantastic serial plane paper figures in collaboration with photographer Garcia Mendez for an Olympic themed stock photography shoot. Each figure is cut from up to 150 pieces of paper joined by hundreds of tiny 3mm separators to create the delicate layering effect.

Artist Uses Nature To Color Paper Silhouettes Of Animals

Nikolai Tolstyh takes photos of paper animal silhouettes in a natural setting. The combination is surprisingly perfect: the surroundings provide both color for the cutout and a scene to frame the animal. Papercutting as art has been practiced since at least the 6th century in China. However, it was only in the 16th or 17th century that this craft reached Europe. While this may seem recent, don’t forget that paper manufacture only started in Europe in the 10th century!

Wonderful Paper Sculptures by Hari & Deepti

As part of a new exhibition at Black Book Gallery in Denver, artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker (aka. Hari & Deepti), have created a new body of work titled “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” The artist couple were inspired by recent travels through Moab, Utah and Yellowstone, Wyoming, and transformed elements of their adventures into delicately hand-cut paper sculptures infused with mythology and science fiction. Each piece is lit from behind or below with LED strips and the boxes are exhibited in dark rooms to enhance the effect.

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!