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"Paperholm" project by Charles Young. HomeArt Artist Charles Young Is Building a Vast Paper City, One Tiny Model at a Time One of my favorite new Tumblrs to follow is Paperholm, a project that started this summer by Charles Young who challenged himself to build a new paper structure each day.

"Paperholm" project by Charles Young

Young received his bachelor and masters degrees from the Edinburgh College of Art where he taught himself paper and card modelling. Despite a long-time familiarity with the process and materials, it’s amazing to see the progress he’s made in just the last three months or so as the models become more intricate and lend themselves to bits of animation.

You can follow Young’s growing paper city here. Charles Clary – Paper Extravaganza. Cardboard Sculptures by Daniel Agdag. If you ask Melbourne-based artist Daniel Agdag what he does, he’ll tell you that he makes things out of cardboard.

Cardboard Sculptures by Daniel Agdag

However this statement hardly captures the absurd complexity and detail of his boxboard and PVA glue sculptures that push the limits of the medium. Paper Art by Lisa Rodden. "Oritsunagumono" project by Takayuki Hori. Two origami posts in a row?

"Oritsunagumono" project by Takayuki Hori

Yes, my friends. Each more incredible than the last. Behold the work of Japanese student Takayuki Hori which won first place in the 2010 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition. The collection, entitled Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected) involves the skeletons of eight endangered species which are delicately printed on translucent paper and then folded in an origami fashion to represent the animals. Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey. Using carefully cut fragments of printed skin from the photographs of celebrities in popular magazines, artist David Adey creates elaborate, pinned collages reminiscent of the most complex entomological displays.

Pinned Skin Collages by David Adey

In some instances he reconstructs the original photos using component pieces cut into myriad geometric shapes and symbols, each placed perfectly on the canvas with a single pin. Other times he creates giant whirling textures as with his piece Swarm, a process that can take up to 200-300 hours. The patience required for all of this simply boggles the mind. Adley currently has a solo show at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (via lustik) Paper Art. Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago.

Paper Art

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. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing papeel, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase their truly amazing pieces of paper art. Peter Callesen Visit website Jen Stark Visit website.

Matthew Cusick - Map Works. I seek images that don't exist Map works by Matthew Cusick Title: Adam Zagajewski Lines from "The Room I Work In," translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh: I seek images that don't exist, and if they do they're crumpled and concealed like summer clothes in the winter, when frost stings the mouth. via Web Urbanist via BibliOdyssey.

Matthew Cusick - Map Works

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee. (click images for detail) For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer.

Carved Book Landscapes by Guy Laramee

Among his sculptural works are two incredible series of carved book landscapes and structures entitled Biblios and The Great Wall, where the dense pages of old books are excavated to reveal serene mountains, plateaus, and ancient structures. Paper Art Sculpting by Kris Trappeniers. Recycled Newspaper Creatures Appear All Over Tucson. Photograph: Nick Georgiou At first glance, this sculpture might pass for a dog, but look again and you’ll notice that despite having a curiously affecting expression, its eyes aren’t moving and its fur is made out of recycled newspaper.

Recycled Newspaper Creatures Appear All Over Tucson

The Gloamer. Photograph: Nick Georgiou This is "The Gloamer," one of urban sculptor Nick Georgiou’s newspaper sculptures, which he poses on the street before photographing people’s reactions to them. Mia Pearlman creates site-specific cut paper installations. By Eyeswoon, on July 10th, 2012 (photos above) PENUMBRA (“Plaatsmaken” Netherlands, 2010) appears to emerge through the wall of Plaatsmaken, and eddies around the gallery space.

Mia Pearlman creates site-specific cut paper installations

It reflects the dim light of the Northern European skies, cutting through the cloudcover to reveal the occasional beam of light. New York City based artist Mia Pearlman creates these amazing site-specific cut-paper installations. The common element in these installations is the vortex which takes the viewer on a visual roller-coaster “between actual, illusionistic and imagined space.” "Red Card Heart Army & Queen of Hearts" by reddit user Rei_Areaaaaaaa. Emma van Leest - Before the first rain. A likeness 2009 archival paper 71 x 101 cm All matter that exists 2009 archival paper 101 x 69 cm Certain Place 2008 archival paper 47 x 28 cm Incurred 2009 archival paper 40 x 37 cm Necessities 2009 archival paper 27 x 47 cm.

Emma van Leest - Before the first rain

Jim Doran's Miniature Dioramas. Baltimore, Maryland based artist Jim Doran takes the very old medium of dioramas and shrinks them into various tiny objects, such as a plastic iPod box, an Altoids tin, a fish can, and more.The result is an expected 3D world in the most unusual places. Notes from the artist’s statement (publish on Doran’s website): The things I make reflect my fascination with the sea, the macabre, the divine and the metaphysical. I make dioramas, paper cut-outs and tiny pen & ink drawings. I extrude my drawings in an attempt to give them life in our three dimensional world. I put ideas inside of other objects.

Books transformed into visual art. Origami artists have been transforming paper into varied, visually striking works of art since centuries. However, an entirely different wagon of artists has stretched it across the paper and is creating the same magic with books. Paper Sculptures by artist Daniele Papuli. Tiolet Paper Rolls Transformed by Anastassia Elias. Izziyana Suhaimi We’ve been seeing a lot of embroidered art as of late but I must say that so far, I’ve been most impressed by Singaporean artist Izziyana Suhaimi‘s work. Laser-cut paper.