Paper is a humble medium. It’s often cheap and you probably have some within 20 feet of you right now. Most of us just use it for jotting down ideas, writing notes or doodling but some resourceful artists out there use it to create stunning works of art.
Often referred to as papercraft, this art form take the ordinary and transforms it into the extraordinary. Many artists use nothing more than paper to create anything from exquisite cut outs to the most detailed and realistic models. Today we present 40 Awesome Works of Art Made From Paper that will inspire you to take a second look at the often over-looked material and re-think its possibilities.
This astounding paper model looks amazing with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece.
This life-sized paper model of Link is amazing. Can you believe it’s just paper? Click on the picture to see videos of the build.
This detailed train was designed and built by Claudio. It has over 400 parts and you can download the plans for free to build your own.
Another of Claudio’s paper model designs. This Back To The Future Delorean even has a detailed cockpit. Click the picture to download the plans for this model for free.
This Origami work was based on the Mensa logo. No cutting or gluing here – just folded paper.
Amazingly, this fiddler crab was created by folding just a single piece of paper.
Sher Christopher collects paper from all over the world to create unique works of art. This piper is intently focused on his subject.
This masked woman has great style. The curled paper hair looks awesome.
Peter’s pieces often have a thought provoking effect on the viewer. This one is no exception. Great original concept and flawless execution.
I love the idea of this one. It almost has a life after death feeling to it.
This symmetrical design is really impressive and full of little details.
This insane paper model takes the idea of the pop-up book to a new level. Truly remarkable.
Bovey Lee produces some extraordinarily detailed paper cut-outs. This is a close-up of a larger piece that will blow your mind.
Wow. I can only imagine the time invested in this intricate piece. You should definitely visit Bovey’s site to see her other works.
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A tribute to old school handheld gaming, this Gameboy almost looks real at first glance.
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