Intricate Interlocked Geometric Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Science and Nature

Intricate Interlocked Geometric Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Science and Nature

Seeking inspiration from the beauty found in science and nature, Portland based paper artist Chrissie Hart creates astonishing sculptures comprised of several layers of paper, meticulously cut and interlocked to create these incredibly detailed and colorful works of art. Hart is a self-taught artist whose attention to detail is clearly prevalent through these designs. Her process begins by first drawing each design and then scans them into illustrator, where she then perfects each piece with what she claims to be an OCD refinement, carefully removing any unnecessary details and adding others where she deems necessary. She tells Strictlypaper, “I love the lines to be straight and mirrored perfectly. I usually prefer more lines interlacing, so if I see a different shape, I can exclude some of those lines and cut through them to create the look that I see as pleasing.”

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Hart uses high quality paper combined what I would say is a lot of patience. Each paper sculpture is hand cut, inked and then each intricate geometric piece is carefully layered one by one, where some layers are interlocked with one another. The pieces can range from either four or even nine layers once completed and once each work finalized they are sprayed with UV protection.

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“I’ve really enjoyed working on these multiple layers! It may take a bit of time to stack them and interlace them, but also soothing and challenging at the same time.” – Chrissie Hart

Intricate Interlocked Geometric Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Science and NatureIntricate Interlocked Geometric Cut Paper Sculptures Inspired by Science and Nature

In the image above Chrissie has uses 8 layers to complete this flower and also has curled pistils to make them more prominent.

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You can see more of her latest work by following her on Instagram and if you are in a shopping mood and love what you see, some of her works are available for purchase on Etsy!

images courtesy of Chrissie Hart, via direct submission

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