45 Extraordinary Paper Made Artworks, Models and Sculptures

Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. Some imaginative artists have created spectacular pieces of artwork out of paper. They refer to it as Paper Craft or Paper Artwork.

Paper sculptor is an artwork created by shaping or combining different types of papers that needs a great precision. Unlike origami, paper sculptures are made of several pieces of paper instead of one and for once, paper is the subject and everything else are tools.

Today we present 45 Extraordinary Paper Made Artworks, Models and Sculptures that will inspire you to take a second look at the often over-looked material and re-think its possibilities. You may also be interested in our other posts on Creative Drawings, Fashion Photography, Homeless Portraits and Star Trail Photography.

1. Wataru Itou

3_Wataru Itou

Wataru Itou

2. Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

2_Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

3. WanRayen Paper Modeling

1_WanRayen Paper Modeling

WanRayen Paper Modeling

4. BTTF Delorean Paper Model

4_BTTF Delorean Paper Model

BTTF Delorean Paper Model

5. Windows Display for La Rinascente in Palermo

5_Windows Display for La Rinascente in Palermo

Windows Display for La Rinascente in Palermo

6. Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

6_Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

7. Life-Sized Link by Haywan

7_Life-Sized Link by Haywan

Life-Sized Link by Haywan

8. Origamic Architecture

8_Origamic Architecture

Origamic Architecture

9. Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

9_Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

Jeff Nishinaka's 3D Paper Sculpture

10. The Way

10_The Way

The Way

11. Noah’s Ark

11_Noah’s Ark

Noah’s Ark

12. Cláudio Dias

12_Cláudio Dias

Cláudio Dias

13. Papercraft Models

13_Papercraft Models

Papercraft Models

14. Origami - Vase

14_Origami - Vase

Origami - Vase

15. Chinese warriors

15_Chinese warriors

Chinese warriors

16. Brian Chan

16_Brian Chan

Brian Chan

17. Paper Cut Sculptures by Peter Callesen

17_Paper Cut Sculptures by Peter Callesen

Paper Cut Sculptures by Peter Callesen

18. Quilling in a Fishbowl Closeup

18_Quilling in a Fishbowl Closeup

Quilling in a Fishbowl Closeup

19. Hummer Hibiscus

19_Hummer Hibiscus

Hummer Hibiscus

20. Sher Christopher

20_Sher Christopher

Sher Christopher

21. Arctic Paper by Shaz Madani

21_Arctic Paper by Shaz Madani

Arctic Paper by Shaz Madani

22. Paper Lantern Art

22_Paper Lantern Art

Paper Lantern Art

23. Lion Barcelona

23_Lion Barcelona

Lion Barcelona

24. Red Riding Hood

24_Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

25. Ingrid Siliakus

25_Ingrid Siliakus

Ingrid Siliakus

26. Paper Toys by Shin Tanaka

26_Paper Toys by Shin Tanaka

Paper Toys by Shin Tanaka

27. Lyon2

27_Lyon2

Lyon2

28. Obi Wan Kenobi

28_Obi Wan Kenobi

Obi Wan Kenobi

29. Bovey Lee

29_Bovey Lee

Bovey Lee

30. Sunflower

30_Sunflower

Sunflower

31. Paper Quilling Doily

31_Paper Quilling Doily

Paper Quilling Doily

32. Tissue Paper Sculpture - Skull

32_Tissue Paper Sculpture - Skull

Tissue Paper Sculpture - Skull

33. Zim and Zou

33_Zim and Zou

Zim and Zou

34. Analogue Miniature 7

34_Analogue Miniature 7

Analogue Miniature 7

35. Brian Dettmer

35_Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer

36. Paper Drummer

36_Paper Drummer

Paper Drummer

37. The Roots of Heaven

37_The Roots of Heaven

The Roots of Heaven

38. Harpy

38_Harpy

Harpy

39. Illustrated Paper Owl

39_Illustrated Paper Owl

Illustrated Paper Owl

40. O Ero He’ll Fight Detail

40_O Ero He’ll Fight Detail

O Ero He’ll Fight Detail

41. Out of Narnia

41_Out of Narnia

Out of Narnia

42. Dasara

42_Dasara

Dasara

43. Fish Eagle

43_Fish Eagle

Fish Eagle

44. Bee

44_Bee

Bee

45. Ten Dollar F-1 Racecar

45_Ten Dollar F-1 Racecar

Ten Dollar F-1 Racecar

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One Thought on “45 Extraordinary Paper Made Artworks, Models and Sculptures

  1. monika on August 17, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

    you have done awesome paper craft work .I also want to learn.How can I join you

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