Being passionate about birds since a kid, Colombian artist Diana Beltrán Herrera let her passionate grew into marvelous paper sculptures that both enchant and amazing. Her incredibly detailed birds are made entirely out of cut colorful paper and carefully attached together. And these are not imaginative birds, these bird sculptures imitate a variety of bird species that can be found all over the world, ranging from exotic hummingbirds to the humble sparrow.

According to Herrera, “paper has great potential and can transform into almost anything. I have been working with paper over the last 7 years”. When asked about her creative process, Herrera said, “In the beginning, my work always starts with references from things I have to do. I have to research and collect a good amount of images. After that, I do a lot of digital sketches that I create in Illustrator. I print my drawings and use them as a reference. I then choose the type of paper I need. Sometimes I paint the paper if the tones I need are very specific. After that, it’s cutting, painting, putting it all together, and finally, the photos. I like to take the photos of the process to keep as documentation, it allows me to see how things start and then turn into a sculpture. A bird often takes from a week up to a month depending on the size and detail. But nowadays I do more than birds so it always varies from one subject to the other.”

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Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

Image belongs to: Diana Beltrán Herrera

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