Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls

Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls

Calvin Nicholls is an artist who has been a full-time paper sculpture artist since the mid-1980’s. Using nothing but a scalpel, time, patience, and well-lit sheets of paper, Nicholls makes these paper sculptures for use in advertising campaigns, private collectors, institutions and galleries.

Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls
Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls
Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls

To make these sculptures, each component is cut and textured through the use of a collection of wooden and metal tools. Nicholls monitors the interaction of light and shadow on the sculpture as he work. With its completion, Nicholls create a more elaborate set with sophisticated studio lights. Final enhancements are made at this stage prior to photography. [source]

Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls
Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls
Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls
Paper Zoo: Amazing Animal Paper Sculpture from Calvin Nicholls

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  1. Sandra says:

    Amazing works, thanks for sharing!

  2. Grace Kamantas says:

    Just have 2 things to say. Calvin’s work is absolutely fantastic !!! This is the 1st I’ve seen or heard of him & his work.
    I have a suggestion — I think you should enter your work in ARTPRIZE 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI. The top prize, I believe is $ 250,000.

    Grace Kamantas

  1. December 30, 2016

    […] from Calvin Nicholls, I still remembered how impressive I was at the first time I saw his paper animal work. Five years later, I stumbled upon his work again. Although I have seen many other great paper […]

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