Category Archives: Paper Art

Zack Mclaughlin’s Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclauglin is an artist based in London who has had a lifelong fascination with the natural world. He has explored different kinds of 3D model making including theses realistic birds made from wood and cut paper leaves.

You can see more of Zack’s work in his shop Paper&Wood.

London-based artist Zack Mclaughlin constructs uncannily realistic birds made from wood and cut paper leaves. A lifelong fascination with the natural world lead Mclaughlin to explore different kinds of 3d model making, first starting with wire and then moving into the more realistic sculptures you see here. You can see more of his recent work on DeviantArt and in his shop. (via Lustik)

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

Zack Mclaughlin's Realistic Wood And Paper Birds

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Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Kate Slater is a freelance illustrator who studied at Kingston University. She grew up on a beautiful farm in Staffordshire, UK, from where she still works in her studio in the old apple room.

Kate works in collage and paper-cuts which she uses to create suspended, relief illustrations. The real-life collages often look a bit like tiny, chaotic paper theatre sets which Kate then photographs to produce the final image.

Kate has also had a number of children’s books published.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the UK’s leading open air gallery and the flock of birds collage was made for the window display of their shop.

Kate’s collage illustration prints, cards and wrapping paper are available to buy in her Etsy shop KateFete.

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Flock Of Birds Collage For Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Andy Singleton’s Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton is a paper artist and illustrator based in Wakefield, England who studied Animation with Illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. His work is an exploration of the natural and manmade world through intricate paper cuttings, paper sculpture, hand drawn illustrations and large scale installations.

Below you can see an art installation entitled They Loved What They Found commissioned by the Crafts Council to celebrate the opening of Liberty London’s stationery room, an African weaverbird, a series of paper chickens created for Hermés window displays in London, Dublin and Manchester as well as two new pieces, Hummingbird and Rainforest Birds.

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Andy Singleton's Intricate Paper Bird Installations For Liberty And Hermés

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Luftlotte 3 was a large temporary art piece made by Atelier Goupal who is based in Stockholm, Sweden in collaboration with several classes at Nya Läroverket, a local primary school.

The idea was to create something temporary and in a state of flux. Atelier held a series of lectures for the pupils at Nya Läroverket about art and about the technique of folding origami. He and the pupils folded, decorated and signed thousands of origami birds. These were then hung throughout the second floor of local shopping mall Smedjan and carried on up and out through the light well.

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Thousands Of Origami Birds Made By Primary School Pupils Hung In Stockholm Shopping Mall

Emma Taylor’s Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

These delicate sculptures of birds rise from the pages of the books that inspire them. They are designed by Emma Taylor and are part of a series called From Within a Book….

Emma works with antiquarian books, using strips of vintage book pages, wire and wadding to create the birds. She says “To me the possibility of the end of the book is a tragic one; I appreciate books as an object as much as I enjoy the stories and knowledge which they hold.”

You can buy photographic prints of the book sculptures Emma creates at her Etsy shop.

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

Emma Taylor's Intricate Sculptures Of Birds Made From Antiquarian Books

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

For Watches of Switzerland‘s Summer Flagship Windows in London, New York based Makerie Studio created a conventicle of life-sized iridescent paper magpies, perched on stands and gold and black cages in the store.

The magpies played and interacted with the precious watches and jewels in the store, carrying them in their beaks and placing them in custom-made nests.

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

The Makerie Studios Conventicle Of Iridescent Magpies For Watches Of Switzerland

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

These intricate paper birds are made by Maude White from Buffalo. Each bird is hand cut and can involve thousands of minute cuts giving the works an extreme feel of density and texture.

Maude says her paper work is strongly influenced by such great illustrators as Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham and Gustave Dore.

Maude doesn’t just make paper birds – you can see more of her work on her website.

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Fabulously Detailed Paper Birds By Maude White

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

These colourful birds are made by self-taught artist Aimee Baldwin from crepe paper, wire and Styrofoam. In what she calls Vegan Taxidermy these sculptures allow her simultaneously study details of the natural world and people’s relationship with both nature and human-made objects.

Each bird is made of individually hand-made parts: bent wire legs, painted hand-cut paper feathers, formed beaks. No moulds are used, so no two birds are ever the same.

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

Amazingly Realistic Birds Made From Crepe Paper

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Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

These incredibly realistic birds were made by Johan Scherft based in the Netherlands. He discovered his talent for papercraft at the age of 14 when he started making paper models which he hand coloured using colour pencils.

It can take anywhere from two days to a month to complete just one bird. “Although I use computer programs for the basic design, most of my work is done by hand. There’s a lot of trial and error involved before a model is satisfactory. Each species has its own distinctive shape, so I never use a standard design,” he says.

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

Amazingly Realistic Papercraft Birds Made By Johan Scherft

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