papercraft sculptures
November 17, 2005 8:03 AM   Subscribe

Spectacular gallery of paperworks (sculptures crafted from intricately cut sheets of paper). shamelessly pilfered via.
posted by jonson (21 comments total)
And to complete the linkthievery, let me just add that you can find more of the artist's work here.
posted by jonson at 8:04 AM on November 17, 2005

OMG these are beautiful. How, how, HOW do they do that? Thanks!
posted by ottereroticist at 8:09 AM on November 17, 2005

Those are incredible.
posted by amro at 8:20 AM on November 17, 2005

Whatever. I did like fifty of these last night while I was sleeping just with the power of my mind.

[these are incredible.]
posted by kbanas at 8:24 AM on November 17, 2005

First link utilizes that stupid, easy-to-get-around no-right-click script. That always irritates me, whether I'm stealing images or not.

However: Nifty!
posted by Gator at 8:29 AM on November 17, 2005

You have a good eye for the pilferable, jonson.

Some of it seems good, but straightforward. Some of it seems like the best idea an artist has come up with in the last 15 years.
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:33 AM on November 17, 2005

There a delicateness of the work that makes it all the more special; the footprints in the piece NinjaPirate points to, or the icicles hanging off the castle at the end of the page, just very tiny and perfect.
posted by jonson at 8:43 AM on November 17, 2005

ooooh, pretty. Even the negative space of the cut-out pieces from the flat paper is intricate and beautiful. Great link!
posted by sarahnade at 8:44 AM on November 17, 2005

Hm, there is a video on the artist's site of someone sitting naked on a toilet making car noises and pretending to drive. That's unexpected.
posted by amro at 8:46 AM on November 17, 2005

Best. Of. The. Web.
posted by sacre_bleu at 8:51 AM on November 17, 2005

[This is good]
posted by ssmith at 9:04 AM on November 17, 2005

Pilfer on, dude!! Awesomes!
posted by Aknaton at 9:16 AM on November 17, 2005

Very cool. My favorites are the ones where the paper becomes an instantly identifiable snowscape with just a little negative space and some folds.
posted by justkevin at 9:34 AM on November 17, 2005

For the uninitiated, what would be that "easy-get-around" method for bypassing the no right click script?
posted by bullitt 5 at 10:35 AM on November 17, 2005

WOW! These are some of the most beautiful art creations I've ever seen! Definitely best of the web. Thank you so much jonson for this great link! Mindblowingly precise craftsmanship with a playful edge, mysterious and charming. A paradoxical combination of delicacy and boldness that reminds me of Edward Gorey, various styles of paper architecture and other forms of cut paper art.
posted by nickyskye at 10:41 AM on November 17, 2005

The "easy get around" would include using the Opera browser, because it stops sites doing such things by default.
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posted by NinjaPirate at 11:03 AM on November 17, 2005

[this is good]

Firefox will also allow you to ignore "no right click" javascript crap.
posted by salmacis at 12:39 PM on November 17, 2005

That really really tall paper ladder - just *wow*.
posted by of strange foe at 2:01 PM on November 17, 2005

[this is good]
posted by es_de_bah at 8:55 PM on November 17, 2005

[this is very good indeed]

I can't even imagine how some of these were designed and created - it seems as if a lot of them have been folded upwards from the paper or cut out in a certain way. The profile left in the sheets of paper really adds to the effect. I think my favorite is the spider web, if only for the little spider who's abseiling down to his web.
posted by greycap at 11:35 PM on November 17, 2005

I love the snow ones. I LOVE THE SNOW ONES!
posted by OmieWise at 5:32 AM on November 18, 2005

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