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New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

New Tessellated Origami Masks by Joel Cooper paper origami masks

In forms that seem inspired by cast bronze or pewter sculptures, but with incredible geometric textures, these folded masks are made entirely from single sheets of paper by origami artist Joel Cooper (previously). As if making the shape of a face from paper wasn’t already difficult enough, Cooper uses a method of folding called tessellation where an elaborate grid is first folded into a hexagon-shaped piece of paper, a process he goes into great detail in this blog post. You can see (and purchase) more of his work over on Zibbit and Etsy.

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Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

For his recent solo show earlier this year at Pippy Houldsworth, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya (previously) transformed the waste products of consumerism—luxury gift bags—into cut paper trees that rise like fragile silhouettes from inside each bag. Via Pippy Houldsworth:

Discussing how Teruya’s bags are made, Megan Ratner explains that he ‘begins with photographs of trees, which he transfers to his computer, superimposing this image on the logo-ed side of a shopping bag. Using the original shape as a guide, he deftly cuts a two-part silhouette – lower branches/trunk and leafy top – folding and twisting the two halves into the interior of the bag, rooting the trunk with a single drop of glue.’

The works are part of Teruya’s ongoing Notice – Forest series and seems like almost a miracle that each piece comes together as it does, somewhat similar to the cut paper works by Peter Callesen. You can see much more over on Pippy Houldsworth. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong-ah Hwang

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds

New Paper Hummingbirds by Cheong ah Hwang paper illustration birds
Hummingbird, 2010

Korean paper artist Cheong-ah Hwang who is currently based in Columbus, Ohio creates delicate paper sculptures that blur the line between 2D and 3D art using dimensional illusion. The paper is cut and layered to give the final object depth and form, but remains essentially a flat piece. You can see more of her new work including other paper illustrations over on Flickr.

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Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life-Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Swiss origami master Sipho Mabona (previously) plans to fold a massive life-sized elephant from a specially produced 2,500 square foot (125 sqm) sheet of paper at the Art Museum in Beromünster, Switzerland. Titled White Elephant, the artist is currently raising funds for the endeavor through Indiegogo so he can fund the production of paper and hopefully film the project in a timelapse video similar to the animation above. Mabona is offering a number of rewards such as origami instructions and original folded pieces including his famous koi and swallows.

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Origami Artist Sipho Mabona Will Attempt to Fold a Life Sized Elephant from a Single Piece of Paper paper origami animals

Learn more about White Elephant over on Indiegogo.

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Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animals for Nepia

Tissue Paper Stop Motion Animals for Nepia stop motion paper animation advertising

Created by Yuki Ariga for Japanese paper manufacturer Nepia this lovely animated short features a cavalcade of delicately folded tissue paper animals. If you’re interested, here’s the making of video. (via NOTCOT)

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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)

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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)

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