Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Fungi Lungs

Newly emerged, self-taught Canadian paper artist Sinan Soykut has been creating incredibly detailed macabre paper sculptures relating to the theme of life and death, for almost a year. Soykut’s fascination for crafting these unique pieces revealed itself after he began the act of transforming two-dimensional planes into three-dimensional curves. A difficult process, no doubt, he is able to visualize the curvature of the paper and exactly where to cut, while also keeping in mind the molds of the detailed shapes that these skeletal hands, flower covered hearts, fungi adorned lungs and skulls produce to the point of being anatomically precise.

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Flower HeartEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan SoykutEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Skull Nest

In order to create the complex curves found throughout, like the phalanges in the hand, or the crimped ends of the antlers on the skeleton, all of the paper is hand-cut, and only the edges are glued together. Meaning, in order to create those curves, they must be carefully cut and curved to give the impression of the protruded dimension.

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Heart FlowersEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Skeleton HandEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan SoykutEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Fungi Lungs

“I try to use technique and composition in a complimentary manner, with compositions tailored to the limitations and advantages of the medium. The delicate and humble nature of paper makes it ideal for sculpture surrounding ideas of fragility and tenuous balance.” – Sinan Soykut

Eerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Skeleton HandEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - SkullEerily Beautiful and Macabre Paper Sculptures by Sinan Soykut - Fungi Lungs

To see more of his work you can follow him on Instagram.

all images courtesy of Sinan Soykut

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