Jeff Nishinaka is the world’s premier paper sculptor with a prolific career that spans 28 years. Using nothing more than white paper, glue and a sharp knife, he creates unbelievably intricate sculptures of everything from landmarks to wildlife. I put some my favorite work of him in this post. Look at these 3D-ish Sculptures. It is hard to believe they are actually 2D work with 3D effect achieved by layering and lighting.
As he says, “We could choose any type of medium, like matchsticks, nails and clay. I chose paper and made a fish sculpture – it was an ‘ah-ha!’ moment for me. After that I quickly developed a feel for working with paper. I began experimenting with different papers, finding ways to shape, bend, and round edges on it.”
Paper to Jeff is a living, breathing thing that has a life of its own. You can see more of his amazing work on his website