Thursday, June 8, 2017


(Elephant's Child sent me this & I had to share it.  Thank you, E. C.!!)

Canadian artist Calvin Nicholls creates the following sculptures using sheets of paper. Calvin has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 from his studio north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Calvin has worked for 25 years to perfect his medium of choice, but he doesn't just draw on it. He shapes it to create intricate works of staggering detail 
and beauty.

 "Paper Zoo"

To make the art, he starts by observing real-life animals and their movements.

 He takes numerous sketches that he will later use as reference for his paper art.

 He then cuts up thousands of tiny pieces of paper and pastes them together to form each animal.

 The texture he is able to achieve with this technique is astounding.

 Given that he's only working with white paper, the details must be exactly right in order to create the appropriate depth and shadowing.

 It's incredibly delicate work.

Each small piece can take many weeks to complete.

While the bigger ones can take months, or even years.

His work has been featured in National Geographic, as well as numerous galleries and art shows all over the world.

 He uses X-ACTO knives, scalpels, and scissors in his constructions.

They say you can't fold a piece of paper more than seven times.
Is that true?

A cop pulled me over and said, "Papers."
I turned to him and said, "Scissors. I win!" and then drove away----fishducky