3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures

3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures

Christina Lihan, who was formally trained as an architect, has created these astoundingly detailed architectural reliefs by intricately hand cutting paper. Her works are mostely sculptural, three-dimensional reliefs of skyscrapers, cityscapes, historic buildings, and European and American landmarks. Throughout her process she carves, cuts, scores, bends and folds watercolor paper by hand to form facades that come alive with shadows, texture, light and details.

3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures

“She says that, quite the opposite of a trained architect, she prefers to eyeball the construction until she achieves the proper perspective. The final product is generally anywhere from 2 to 6 inches deep and placed in a shadowbox for display. Through a lengthy process of trimming, bending, folding, and adjusting the paper pieces, Lihan achieves sculptures filled with textured lights and shadows that closely reflects the original, real life design.” — My Modern Metropolis

3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures

3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
3D Relief Cityscape Paper Sculptures
via My Modern Metropolis

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