Designer and fine art student Diana Beltran Herrera’s fragile, exquisitely detailed handmade paper birds.
INTERVIEW: Bird Lady (We Heart)
By Maciek Janicki who sez:
The streets are paved with paper. This delicate animation follows the charming rise and fold of a fragile metropolis. Captured by an unseen helicopter, the narrative unfolds through winding roads, erupting forests and emerging mountains. Paper City grows in one fluid take, with skyscrapers rising from the page – only to crumble, wrinkle and gently crease back into the ground.
Incredibly lifelike paper birds created by Dutch artist Johan Scherft, who creates the paper templates on computer, prints them, paints them by hand and assembles the model. The process can take up to a month per bird.
Danish artist Peter Callesen creates these extraordinary papercraft sculptures from single sheets of white A4. Sez he:
“By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.
The paper cut sculptures explore the probable and magical transformation of the flat sheet of paper into figures that expand into the space surrounding them. The negative and absent 2 dimensional space left by the cut, points out the contrast to the 3 dimensional reality it creates, even though the figures still stick to their origin without the possibility of escaping. In that sense there is also an aspect of something tragic in many of the cuts.”
(Hat tip: Aaron McAllorum)