This Sculpture Is Impressive, But When I Looked Closer My Jaw Hit The Floor

February 8, 2016

Have you ever made an origami crane - or a paper airplane? Remember how hard that was?

Artist Calvin Nicholls has been working with paper as his primary medium for 25 years, and in that time, he's taking it to unimaginable places.

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

Nicholls cuts and shapes paper to create intricate works of staggering detail and beauty.

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

This particular series is appropriately titled, "Paper Zoo."

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

He starts by observing real-life animals and their movements. He makes numerous sketches that he later uses as a reference.

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

He then cuts up thousands of tiny pieces of paper using X-ACTO knives, scalpels, and scissors and pastes them together to form each animal.

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

The texture he is able to achieve with this technique is astonishing!

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

Fur is an especially difficult texture to create with paper, so animals make for a distinct challenge.

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

The commitment these amazing pieces of art require is mind-blowing...

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

artist makes paper animals
Credit: Calvin Nicholls

Visit Calvin's Facebook page and website which features much more of his amazing paper art.

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