This is not the first time we talked about paper sculptures 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 works during this period, I have to admit Calvin’s work is still one of the best. And among of all his work, bird sculptures are my favorite ones. Honestly, I can’t even imagine how much effort needed to make bird sculpture like that.
Straddling a line between 2D and 3D, Calvin Nicholls made those paper birds seem to break free from the surrounding matboard and hover just above the surface. All those impressive works are handmade. Using tools like X-ACTO knife, scalpels, and scissors, Calvin carefully cuts pieces of paper and glues them in place. Can you imagine how much time it is needed to make something as delicate as feather? According to Calvin, each piece can take anywhere from a few weeks up to two years. Check below collection and head over to his website and Facebook for more of his works.