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Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora sculpture paper illustration

Multimedia artist Elsa Mora was born and raised in Cuba before moving to the U.S. in 2001. Mora now lives and works in Los Angeles where she creates beautiful cut paper sculptures, illustrations and other visual curiosities with nothing but paper and glue. A number of her original works are available in her shop and on Etsy. She’ll also have work at the upcoming About Paper exhibition at Couturier Gallery in L.A. starting December 7th. (via Lustik)

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

Uncomfortable Sandpaper Sculptures by Mandy Smith sculpture sandpaper paper illustration

While at first these tiny paper objects by artist and designer Mandy Smith seem like playful miniature figures from a dollhouse, one shudders to imagine their application when you realize they’re made of carefully sculpted from sandpaper. From the scratchy bikini to the chaffing slide and the unspeakable horror of the toilet paper roll, each is more uncomfortable than the last. Yet it’s hard to deny Smith’s amazing talent in bending such an unforgiving material to her will. Photos by Bruno Drummond. (via It’s Nice That)

Hand-Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Hand Cut Paper Microorganisms by Charles Clary  paper

Tennessee-based artist Charles Clary knows a thing or two about patience as evidenced by his structural paper creations reminiscent of biological formations or topographical maps. In creating a new piece Clary can work for up to 12 hours a day cutting each thin layer in his delicately stacked sculptures that arise from gallery walls or descend into geometric volumes. The artist most recently had an exhibition at Brett Wesley Gallery last month, and you can see much more of his work on his website. (via Hi-Fructose)

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Newspaper Pages Cut Like Embroidered Lace by Myriam Dion  pattern paper lace

Armed with a scalpel and latest edition of Le Devoir or the International Harold Tribune, Canadian artist Myriam Dion cuts rich textural patterns remeniscent of emroidered lacework right into the pages newspapers. Major design elements and photographs from the pages are often left intact or otherwise incorporated into her paper cuts, creating a strange element of harmony, as if the paper was always intended to look like this. It’s also amazing to consider that each tiny cut is made by hand, and yet more negative space is left behind than actual paper.

Dion, who is currently working on a masters degree in visual and media arts at the University of Quebec, has work in numerous upcoming exhibitions including Pulse Miami, Art Toronto 2013, and Foire en art actuel de Québec. (via Jealous Curator)

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908 Page Book sculpture paper home book architecture

Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located outside Copenhagen. Every structural detail of the house from the roof, windows, and even a basement crawlspace are depicted within the thick layer of laser-cut paper. The 908-page books were designed by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch and published by the Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art back in 2006. (via Not Shaking the Grass)

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio paper multiples installation

The Wind Portal by Najla El Zein Studio paper multiples installation

Created by Najla El Zein Studio in conjunction with lighting designer Maurice Asso from Hilights, The Wind Portal is a new interactive artwork of 5,000 paper windmills installed in an imposing 8 ft. doorway inside the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Visitors can pass through the hand-folded windmills as they move from the old part of the museum into a new extension, the Day-lit Gallery, which currently showcases preserved fragments of the city from the Medieval Renaissance. The Wind Portal is part of the London Design Festival, and will be on display through November 3, 2013. (via My Modern Met, Dezeen)

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

Drawing with Paper: Amazing Papercraft from Lobulo Design pop culture paper illustration design

London-based Lobulo Design (who is actually just a single desiner who goes by Lobulo) creates wonderful, vibrant designs using paper. From pop culture to anatomy and the natural world it seems like nothing is off limits. Check out much more over on Behance.

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Rainbow Pencils Made of Recycled Paper  rainbows pencils paper drawing

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton, known for his whimsical functional objects like the magnetic cloud keyholder and his Lochness monster pins, just launched a Kickstarter Project for a new kind of pencil that makes rainbows when you sharpen it. Each pencil has a 6-layer rainbow core of recycled paper (not wood) and either a white or black exterior. Shotton says the pencils will ship before Christmas.

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