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Morgana Wallace is an artist based in Victoria, Canada whose mixed media compositions are created through a fine treatment of collage. She takes several pieces of painted cut paper and layers them, making each scene truly unique and beautiful. Additionally, she applies gouache to many of her works for the finer details like the geometric symbols or the stars in the twinkling night sky. Each piece brings together references of various mythologies with fantastical and dream like elements, creating engaging and complex works of art.
Kazakhstan-based artist Boris Klimov is well known for creating personified taxidermy animal characters as we have seen in the past with good ole' Chefpanzee. His latest cardboard sculpture was inspired by a trip to the Almaty Mountains where their main predator is the snow leopard. He decided to do a mesh of a biker and the leopard together to produce Bar Biker! You can see the foot pedals and handles jutting out in a criss-cross fashion almost making him look like a ninja or a skull and crossbones, either way... it's a snow leopard with attitude!Snow Leopard Meets Biker In This Personified Cardboard Mashup by Boris Klimov seen first on on Strictlypaper
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.
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 animal kingdom takes new shape in these psychedelic collages by Vancouver based artist Jacob Intilé. I stumbled across his Instagram sometime ago and was wowed by how he is able to capture the seriousness of each creature as we realize them in nature, yet give them new depth in their collaged transformations, as if they are kings or emperors from another dimension. These ornate and otherworldly costumes all use of symmetry as an underlying theme throughout, using parts other creatures from the animal kingdom and nature, such as butterflies, or bouquets of flowers in the final construct of the these galaxy derived creatures.Artist Jacob Intilé Creates Psychedelic Collaged Animal Portraits from Another Dimension seen first on on Strictlypaper
Assembli is a Netherlands-based studio started between printing company Lankhorst and designer Joop Bource, where they develop fun and contemporary interior design projects with a challenging twist. They have just released a colorful trio of DIY beetle models crafted from paper and cardboard, where all of the skeleton parts, wings and body parts interlock together to form this fun 3D puzzle kit. The flat-pack model kits are available in three different beetle species including stag, hercules, and atlas, each in a number of different metallic colors. The kits are currently available on Etsy. Be sure to watch the videos below to see their easy assembly.
Montreal-based artist Laurence Vallières creates these animal sculptures using layered cardboard cutouts taken from found boxes. Her use of upcycling found materials into art incorporates more meaning, carefully incorporating the symbolism of various animal imagery so that they represent different political issues and social behavior. Vallières has created a series of sculptures and heads of well known figures such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Goofy. These works are hung on walls or sometimes as freestanding statues. I had the pleasure of finally capturing her work in Miami at Context Art Fair and I have to say I was pretty wowed and had the urge to want to reach out and touch them. By utilizing cardboard, a material that she finds in abundance in the street, she can create large works on the spot in any part of the world she goes.
These three-dimensional rolled paper sculptures, created by Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama, are full of life and character. Their lively expressions convey the strength needed for their survival in their natural surroundings, which can sometimes be unforgiving. Within her works she uses old newspapers that have stopped serving their purpose as means of information. After carefully rolling, cutting and placing each piece meticulously, Hitotsuyama is able to breath artistic life and value through those newspapers and repurpose them into these beautiful creatures. She will be showcasing her work through an exhibition and residency at the MOAH:CEDAR in Lancaster, California until January 7, 2017.Artist Creates Three-Dimensional Animals from Strips of Rolled Recycled Newspaper seen first on on Strictlypaper
With a background in engineering, design and invention, Ireland based papercraft pet maker Brian McSwiney is sure having a whole lot of fun bringing to life the unlikely pairing of a poodle and penguin having a good ol' time riding around on their skateboards! He is the mastermind behind PaperPetShop, a shop dedicated to making templates of all of your fave animals in one place. These recyclable polygonal paper toys roughly consists of 200 polygons, making the challenge each user takes from two dimensional to three dimensional an enjoyable paper crafting journey.
Originally hailing from Prague, Portugal based freelance illustrator Vaclav Bicha has created this series of adorable and whimsical paper cut illustrations of colorful animals as a personal project to complement his daughters room.