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The Beauty of Paper Art

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The times when paper was considered to be the primary medium for artistic expression is long gone. Many writers and designers use digital media to improvise and develop their ideas. However, there is something particuliar in this “physical” canvas — something that keeps us getting back to paper when we want to brainstorm ideas in a notebook, doodle around in a sketchbook, collect inspiration in a scrapbook or just draw some sketches for the next project.

In fact, paper is even more powerful than that. It is a very flexible medium. You can use it paper only for giving your ideas and feelings forms, but also as an expressive medium for creative artworks formed out of paper. You can create a sharp-edged paper plane or ship, but also form twisted curves of nature or complicated geometrical shapes. In this weekend’s post we present a showcase of paper art; you wil find many beautiful carved, folded, cut out paper objects and realistic 3D paper sculptures, all using paper, cardboxes or even books as materials. Please make sure to follow the links to explore further works of the artists presented below.

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Apples

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Buscando a la serpiente

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Paper Tunnel by Jen Stark

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Flat Globe Cutting Book Series “AKIRA CLUB”

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Golden Swan

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Paper flowers

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Face

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Bijoux

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Artists who make pieces, Artists who do books (detail)

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Paper art 3 from Jen Stark

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Lost At E Minor

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Icosahedron

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World Books

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Custom topography of St. Thomas

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Paper Latern

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Deep Sea Tango

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Sunflower

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Flock

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Holding on to myself

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Helen Musselwhite: Romany Caravan

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Paper Drummer

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Charles Clary 4

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Indian Tree

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O Ero He`ll Fight (Detail)

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Typography

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My Modern Metropolis

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My Modern Metropolis 2

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Paper Mask

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Last Click

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This paper model looks very impressive with all the little lights illuminating it. Be sure to hit up the link for more pictures of this masterpiece.

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