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November 2, 2014

Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo

Filed under: paper crafts, paper engineering, performace art — Tags: , — popularkinetics @ 6:01 am
Flexible Sculpture of face by Li Hongbo

Traditional Chinese toys and decorations made from layers of thin paper were the inspiration for artist Li Hongbo’s first flexible paper sculptures. He and┬áhis assistant start by carefully gluing tens of thousands of paper sheets into┬álarge paper blocks. Then Li uses an electric saw to carve faces and bodies from the blocks. They look like fine marble until they are lifted from their bases and unfold across the room, revealing their multi-layered composition. Here are a few videos to watch them in action:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtORrWaePDA
http://www.wimp.com/artpaper/
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