Paper art started more than a thousand years ago in Japan. It is an area of design that involves everything from book carving, origami art to complicated paper cutting. Paper sculptures on the other hand are artworks that were made through the combination of different kinds of paper and require extreme precision. In contrast with Origami, sculptures made of paper are composed of several papers instead of one. In this form of art, the subject is the paper – anything else is merely tools.
When talking about paper art or sculpture, most people automatically think of sketching, painting or drawing. This is not entirely true though as there are talented and creative people who create unusual art from paper. This involves folding, carving and cutting. The material used ranges from entire books to ordinary paper. The intricate designs that have been created graced many exhibitions and museums all over the world, and have become another method of expression for many designers.
To let you see what these artists can do to an ordinary paper and to inspire you, I have collected some of the most amazing paper art and paper sculptures for your enjoyment. These creative minded people have brought paper art and sculpture to a higher level, so I urge you to browse on each item on my collection. I know how extraordinary these works of art are and I am sure you will truly be amazed. However, please do not forget to tell us your opinion by writing your comments below. Please share this post with your friends if you find it useful and amazing.
Counter Cosmo – MORE INFO
Colorful hand-cut paper on wood
Apples – MORE INFO
Large scale papercuts ruin – MORE INFO
Brigde made of paper – MORE INFO
Cosmological Constant – MORE INFO
hand-cut colored paper & metallic paper on wood backing
Cadburys – MORE INFO
The Paper Fox – MORE INFO
This paper fox is created digitally but made to look like paper-craft and origami
Distant Wish – MORE INFO
In Between Space – MORE INFO
Origami Swan – MORE INFO
Running Fire II – MORE INFO
Wall of Unwritten Words – MORE INFO
Burst – MORE INFO
Saving Himself – MORE INFO
Icosahedron II – MORE INFO
Richard Sweeney. Icosahedron II 2006. Paper & adhesive.
Origami Cute Kitten – MORE INFO
Pedestal – MORE INFO
Chinese Soldiers – MORE INFO
Rosie Doe – MORE INFO
The Roots of Heaven – MORE INFO
Webster Withdrawn, Altered Book – MORE INFO
Three Angels Trying to Escape Their Drawing – MORE INFO
Radial Reverie – MORE INFO
Vintage Sewing Machine – MORE INFO
A Castle on the Ocean – MORE INFO
Afterglow – MORE INFO
Go White – MORE INFO
Parallel Stairs – MORE INFO
Theodora – MORE INFO
Owl Town – MORE INFO
Sea Monster – MORE INFO
Big Paper Castle – MORE INFO
Microscopic Entrance – MORE INFO
orus – MORE INFO
Richard Sweeney. Torus. 2006. Paper.
The Wound – MORE INFO
Elsa Mora. Paper cut
Wreath of Snow – MORE INFO
Paper Engineering KAMIKARA.
Dictionary of American Regional English – MORE INFO
Su Blackwell. 2012