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A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper snakes paper origami

This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by orgiami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated tissue paper. The detail is amazing, especially the hundreds and hunreds of scales that individually require multiple folds to create. The artist also folds a wide range of other exotic animals, mythological beasts, and insects worthy of a quick look.

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Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brown sculpture paper

Artist Rogan Brown creates intricate sculptural forms reminiscent of microorganisms, plant life, and topographical charts by deftly cutting patterns in layer after layer of paper. A single work can take upward of five months to complete, and just like the organic forms he seeks to emulate the piece evolves as he works without a preconceived direction or plan. Via his artist statement:

I want to communicate my fascination with the immense complexity and intricacy of natural forms and this is why the process behind my work is so important. Each sculpture is hugely time consuming and labour-intensive and this work is an essential element not only in the construction but also in the meaning of each piece. The finished artefact is really only the ghostly fossilized vestige of this slow, long process of realisation. I have chosen paper as a medium because it captures perfectly that mixture of delicacy and durability that for me characterizes the natural world.

You can see much more of Brown’s work in higher resolution over in his portfolio, blog, and several original works and prints are currently available at Saatchi Online. If you liked this you might also enjoy the work of Eric Standley, Tomoko Shioyasu, and Noriko Ambe. (via My Modern Met and My Amp Goes to 11)

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Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

Paper Stop Motion Teaser for the Human Body Anatomy App stop motion paper kids illustration app anatomy

The Human Body is the first release from design studio Tinybop as part of their Explorer’s Library series that seeks to “help children develop a foundational understanding of the world.” The immersive anatomy app for kids features some great artwork work from illustrator and designer Kelli Anderson who created 200+ illustrations of bones, veins, muscles and other components that comprise the interactive environment as well as the stop motion video above. The app is extraordinarily well conceived and designed, every attempt to pry the iPad out of my son’s hands so I can actually try it myself have failed. Get it here. (via Kottke, Swissmiss)

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The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

The Art of the Dollar: Meticulous Currency Collages by Mark Wagner paper currency collage

Brooklyn-based artist Mark Wagner (previously) has been referred to as “the greatest living collage artist” and even “the Michael Jordan of glue”. The artist has a wide variety of artistic pursuits from writing and artist bookmaking to drawing and assemblage, though he is probably best known for his intricately cut and assembled currency collages using the one dollar bill. From his artist statement:

The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America. Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it-reproducing the effects of tapestries, paints, engravings, mosaics, and computers—striving for something bizarre, beautiful, or unbelievable… the foreign in the familiar.

Wagner had a solo show late last year at Western Exhibitions here in Chicago and is currently preparing for a large exhibition at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC that opens September 6th. (via Faith is Torment)

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Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

Revelation: Cut Paper Collages and Illustrations by Christine Kim paper illustration documentary collage anatomy

And we have another great documentary short today. Meet Toronto-based artist Christine Kim whose recent artwork explores intersections between illustration, cut paper collage, and architecture. The video above is part 10 of an ongoing series of top-notch artist interviews conducted by filmmaker Jesse Brass called Making Art.

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New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

New Paper Birds from Diana Beltran Herrera sculpture paper birds

It’s been over a year since we last checked in with paper artist Diana Beltran Herrera (previously here and here) whose skill in crafting the fine details of birds using paper has continued to evolve. Herrera’s work has begun appearing in several galleries and exhibitions around the world including Beers.Lambert Contemporary earlier this year and at the Art and Soul of Paper earlier this spring. She’s currently working on a collection of eight sculptures that will be on view at The Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Florida starting September 17th. See more on Flickr.

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Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Paper Lion Constructed from Hotel Receipts by Kyle Bean sculpture paper animals advertising

Designer Kyle Bean (previously) was recently commissioned by Intercontinental Hotels Group to make this amazing 2-foot lion sculpture from shredded hotel expense receipts. Is there anything this guy can’t do? Take a dive into his portfolio to see some of his other recent creations. Photography by Owen Silverwood.

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