Artist Creates Fantastic and Detailed ‘Portal to Heaven’ with Paper

According to Zubin Jhaveri: “This paper sculpture is inspired by the intricately carved domes of ancient Indian temples the likes of which are not found today. Continue reading »

“I Thought They Were Photos!”: Japanese Artist’s Exquisite Work Earns Plaudits Online

Artist Hiroki Saito posted the works he has made so far on his Twitter account, to overwhelming praise and astonishment.

The reason? These aren’t photos, paintings, drawings or computer-rendered illustrations but painstakingly realized works of ‘kiri-e.’ Literally meaning “cut drawings,” kiri-e is created with paper and a blade. For Hiroki Saito, who works in large formats of A4 and even A3 size, it can take up to 4 months to produce one work. The results, however, are well worth the effort, as you can see below. Continue reading »

French Artist Creates Miniature Papercut Anime Characters

Paper cutouts of cartoon characters have evolved into a meme known as Paper Child with a community on deviantART by the name of #paperchildREVOLUTION dedicated to the craft. The basic idea behind the ongoing, user-submitted project is to take photos of creatively composed paper characters against a real-life backdrop. Continue reading »

Ethereal Cut Paper Illustrations of Women In Water By Sonia Alins

Somber illustrations – sometimes they’re slightly haunting – by artist Sonia Alins from a series she calls “Dones d’aigua” which translates to “Water Women.” Continue reading »

Paper Design Project In Honour Of Nelson Mandela And The Hard Fight Against The Apartheid

“Tribute to Madiba” is made by graffiti artist Fabian De Smet out of hundreds of paper polygons on a wooden canvas, which under a specific light direction recreates the portrait of Nelson Mandela thanks to a new lights and shadows sculpting technique. Continue reading »

Horrorgami – Papercut Versions of Famous Haunted Houses

Horror-film fan Marc Hagan-Guirey makes papercut versions of famous haunted houses, in a series he called Horrorgami. “When I was growing up, my elder brother and I were really really different characters. And the one thing that really bonded us was horror movies,” says Marc in the short profile film on Paper Dandy. He’s already created four houses from horror films and T.V. shows: The Shining, The Amityville Horror, The Exorcist, and The Addams Family. Each house is made from a single sheet of paper, and he plans to make a total of 13 houses and display them in an exhibition in London. My favorite so far is the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.

The technique Marc uses is called kirigami, which is like origami except the paper is both cut and folded. There are no adhesives used. If you’ve ever made a paper snowflake, then you’ve done kirigami! Continue reading »