Category Archives: sculpture

Fantastic Miniature Worlds Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai

Fantastic Miniature Worlds of Nature Bursting with Color for Hermès Window Display in Dubai - Floral Full

The French duo Zim and Zou have graced us with their stunning works in the past, from vintage electronics to colorful chef's masks covered in festive fruits and veggies. All in all, their work has an underlying theme of colors in unique combinations and their attention to detail.

These two papercraft window displays are for the opening of a new Hermès store in Dubai (Mall of the Emirates). Through this project, spectators have a sneak peek at the curious characters living inside this nature filled environment. One window has a motif of a mushroom village, while the other shows blooming flower huts. This microscopic point of view shows plants and other vegetal life reigning as masters, like a kind of picture, a flash, a precise instant in nature’s unrestrained run.

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The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez

The Many Faces of Michael Jackson, a Tribute in Paper by Belinda Rodriguez - Billie Jean

I still can't believe that Michael Jackson, one of my all time favorite musicians and dancers no less, has left this world. I remember trying to learn all of his dance moves in my mirror back in the day or even watching Moonwalker over and over again to the point of knowing all of the words, classic! He will always be timeless to many people across the world and continue to inspire us within our hearts. There were many tributes since then, but of course it wouldn't be right not to do a small tribute to Michael Jackson on here as well, and of course in paper.

That brings me to the stunning work of Belinda Rodriguez, a freelance designer, illustrator, and paper artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I particularly love her style and how she is able to capture the features of her subjects in her paper portraits using specifically cut pieces to accentuate the facial features like cheekbones or hair and then layering them to add depth and cast certain shadows. She has done a set of four paper relief portraits of Michael Jackson in very familiar outfits, like Michael in his papercraft glitter outfit and wearing the infamous sparkling glove for Billie Jean, or his outfit for the Super Bowl, adorned in metallic gold and matte black paper.

Origami-like Inflatable Structures That Can Revolutionize The Future

Origami-like Inflatable Structures That Can Revolutionize The Future - Aeromorphs

Filling something with air is a useful way of transforming an object—provided you can do so precisely. We see it in something as simple as a balloon or even the airbag in your car. The students at MIT's Tangible Media Group have created Aeromorphs, a new technology that creates origami-like inflatables that can transform in unique ways when filled with air, opening the door to new kinds of toys, wearables, packaging methods, safety systems, and much more.

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture

Woojai Lee Transforms Recycled Paper into Brick-Like Furniture - PaperBricks

WooJai Lee is a Korean-New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, who explores how to recycle paper in more sustainable ways. Paper, as we all know, is one of the easiest items to recycle. However each time it is recycled, the natural fibers get shredded making them smaller and weaker, until eventually the fibers are just too weak to work together. WooJai aims to extend its usability through his concept entitled PaperBricks, which explores how we could use recycled paper as a durable material strong enough for us to build furniture, or in construction of elements within the home. ‘Paper Bricks’ are made from recycled newspapers. Sturdy and stackable like real bricks they combine a pleasing marbled look with the warmth and soft tactility of paper or wood.

Patrick Cabral Explores The Animal Form Through Delicate Layered Papercuts

Patrick Cabral Explores The Animal Form Through Delicate Layered Papercuts - Lion

Patrick Cabral is a multi-disciplinary designer based in the Manila, Philippines, whose latest works are comprised of various animals created from multiple layers of paper. Each are delicately cut with unique patterns, accentuating the finer details such as the fur, to explore the natural characteristics of the animal form. This has been an ongoing series on his Instagram account where he states, "I want to provide a contrast of soft materials to a predator." He has since then added to his series with more endangered species like the lion featured above, and hopes to eventually show how fragile some species are and how close they are to extinction.

New Paper Bird Sculptures Juxtaposed With International Stamps by Diana Beltran Herrera

Paper Bird Sculptures Juxtaposed With International Stamps by Diana Beltran Herrera

Colombia-based artist Diana Beltran Herrera has always had an affinity towards birds and nature that stemmed from her childhood, however it wasn't until the past few years that it started to prove prominent in her work. Previously, we have seen her paper birds in minimal form as well as full of color and life. These lifelike representations include an acute attention to detail and unbelievably are all crafted out of cut paper. This latest series incorporates a new set of beautiful birds from countries she has always admired, each captured within oversized postage stamps. Appropriately enough, it is National Bird Day!

The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts

The Power of the Paperback by Todd Watts - Charlotte's Web 'Charlotte's Web' - E. B. White

Todd Watts is a multidisciplinary communication designer from Melbourne, Australia, who developed skills across a multitude of disciplines from an early age. After having a few bouts of disconnected internet, Watts re-discovered his love for reading books, a path that led him to challenging himself in the art of papercraft by manipulating books of his favorite stories into surreal and imaginative works of art.

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Artist Creates Geometric Paper Reliefs Reminiscent of Cut Diamonds

Huntz Liu Creates Geometric Paper Reliefs Reminiscent of Cut Diamonds - Downward

Los Angeles based paper artist Huntz Liu transforms stacks of colorful layered paper in a subtractive way, where he cuts into them to reveal the different geometric paper reliefs. His work is reminiscent of the shapes found in cut diamonds. He uses simple geometric forms that are carefully placed, allowing for the material to be seen and encountered clearly. These carved compositions may be conceived as the skeleton of a structure. He’s part of a gorgeous two-person show with Michelle Benoit, titled “Dive In”, at the Muriel Guepin Gallery in New York. It opens this Friday, January 6th and runs until February 11th, so if you’re in New York, go check it out in person!

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!

Incredible Vintage Scenes Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus

Incredible Vintage Works Fashioned in Painted Cardboard by Dosshaus - Sunday Lunch

Dosshaus is the artistic collaboration of Zoey Taylor and David Connelly, multidisciplinary artists whose work ranges across the board with painting, sculpture, installation and performance to photography, film, and video. Wow, say that five times fast! They have an ongoing series entitled House of Cardboard, where they showcase reclaimed cardboard that has been transformed into vintage styled pieces that are either worn or used in these quirky scenes. Each object down to the sewn garments, dining table of paper food, or freestanding camera are all hand painted in black and white and also blueish tones and affixed with glue, giving each piece an old fashioned feel, as if plucked from a vintage animation.