Paper creation isn’t something new. However, lifelike paper creation that can easily fool our eyes isn’t something can be easily achieved. Kate Alarcón, the Seattle-based paper artist is one of those successful “cheater” who has an uncanny ability to turn paper materials into lifelike flowers and plants. Working primarily with European crepe paper which comes with natural texture, Alarcón has managed to create delicately rippled petals, stems, and has even perfected techniques to craft convincing succulents. She shares all of her creations on Instagram and below are some of our favourite ones.
Raya Sader Bujana, the paper artist based in Barcelona created below fantastic serial plane paper figures in collaboration with photographer Garcia Mendez for an Olympic themed stock photography shoot. To create a figure like this is quite complicated than it looks like. For each figure, up to 150 pieces of paper is cut and hundreds of tiny 3mm seperators are used to create the delicate layering effect. Impressive work!
Russian Artist Asya Kozina, the genius designer behind “Mongolian Paper Wedding Costumes” continued to impress us with her latest work – baroque paper wigs. In this series, Kozina sculpted arrangements like flowers, leaves and even an exceptionally intricate sail-boat. They are delicately placed in the mass of extravagant paper hair, adding a sense of fantasy and whimsy to the conceptual compositions. When asked why baroque paper wigs, Kozina said, “historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the baroque era, this is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics — no practical sense, but they are beautiful.”
Paper is one of the most popular medium among artists. Someone likes paint on it, someone like to draw on it and someone like to fold it. Just like many other paper sculpture artists, Adam Tran, origami artist and chemistry teacher folds some incredibly dinosaur with paper. His collection on Flickr is quite impressive. Besides dinosaur, you can find other works like dragons, warriors, critters and the occasional flower.