Art / Design
Ahmedabad-based Indian artist Parth Kothekar portrays the uniqueness of Indian women as mermaids through his intricate paper cutouts. He creates detailed mermaid papercuts with the aim to display innocence, struggle, freedom, and depth of Indian women. Each paper cutout boasts mermaid figurine, featuring upper body of an Indian lady and lower body is shaped like the tail of a fish.
Art / Artists / Design
While most people create paper art for decorative purposes, Filipino artist Patrick Cabra aims to raise awareness for endangered species through his series of intricate animal papercuts. Created delicately with multiple layers of paper, each artwork features unique natural characteristics of the animal such as sharp canines, fierce eyes, warm fur, etc.
Art / Handicraft / Offbeat
Instead of throwing away old newspapers as garbage, Tokyo-based artist Chie Hitotsuyama turns these pieces of paper into three-dimensional animal sculptures. The textured sculptures are made out of a technique that involves rolling strips of wet newspaper. The densely rolled newspaper strips are carefully moulded to replicate creatures from the animal kingdom.
Design / Handicraft
Taking origami art (Japanese art of folding paper) to another level, Buenos Aires-based illustration studio Estudio Guardabosques creates intricate wildlife creatures using paper. The intricate paper-made animals and bird sculptures are made with a geometric flair, showing their love for wildlife.
Art / Artists
Thought books are just the source of learning? Well, of course, they are. But Vermont-based artist Luciana Frigerio has been creating unusual art with folded book pages. Over the past 20 years, she has been making the unique collection of paper art called Folded Book Sculptures to express timeless messages that leave their impact upon the viewers.