Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exauhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers.
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. Won Park is the master of Origami. He is also called the “money folder”, a practitioner of origami whose canvas is the United States One Dollar Bill. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not– both in stunning detail. One Dollar Koi
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Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures.
Layered Worlds - Illusion - The Most Amazing Creations in Art, Photography, Design, Technology and Video. - StumbleUpon Charles Clary uses layers of paper to create sculptures with volume and depth. “If I actually cut the paper and make it come out, and you can go in and out of it, this is actual creation of the world. So you can kind of sustain your disbelief, and put yourself into this environment. So you feel like you’re a part of this world,”  states Clary. Notes from the artist:  The all aspect of the world is musically based.