Awe-Inspiring Art: 14 More Masters of Paper Sculpture

Paper Architecture by Christina Lihan

Paper Sculptures Lihan

It’s no surprise that artist Christina Lihan was originally trained as an architect, considering how dimensional and real her elaborate paper relief sculptures of skyscrapers and cities can look. Lihan mounts her sculptures in shadowboxes to give them an even more 3D appearance.

Paper Cities by Ingrid Siliakus

Paper Sculptures Siliakus

Ingrid Siliakus is another artist creating three-dimensional architectural works in paper, crafting entire cities with the tiniest of details like staircases, arches and spires. Her works have included replicas of buildings by master architects, like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia.

Paper Dome by Kelsey Olson

Paper Sculptures Dome Kelsey

Fragile as it seems, paper is sometimes used in architectural applications, creating small temporary structures that can feel surprisingly sturdy and comforting – like this womb-like dome by Kelsey Olson of Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Lantern-Like Paper Art Installations by Kirsten Hassenfeld

Paper Sculpture Hassenfeld

‘Danse la Lune’ is an installation in paper and mixed media by artist Kirsten Hassenfeld, with illuminated structures that resemble lanterns.

Life-Size Paper Girls by Vally Nomidou

Paper Sculpture Vally 1

Paper Sculpture Vally 2

Life-sized girls and women are crafted from paper and cardboard by Greek artist Vally Nomidou. According to her statement, “The artist respects her material and, although it is cheap and vulnerable, she does not ‘adulterate’ it by using other materials. Moreover, she does not use it as a shell, an encasing to cover a necessary inner structure by providing a fake, idealized skin. Nomidou builds and shapes her works from the inside out solely using paper and cardboard.”