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Artist Calvin Nicholls Creates Life-like Animals Sculptures from Paper

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 14, 2012 @ 2:00 pm In Animals,Art,Recycling / Compost | No Comments


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Calvin Nicholls has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 and is now a master of the art. Working with just sheets of paper [4] and a scalpel, he creates the most wonderful 3D pictures inspired by the plants and animals of the Canadian woodland [5].

Using a large format camera, he first captures the image and prints it as a model for his design. The artist then employs archival paper to sculpt his work — the paper is acid-free [6] and is able to stand the test of time.

Dubbed everything from “Subordinate approach” (fox), “Boreal owl” or “Abundance” (hummingbird), Nicholls’ creations are the exploration and sculpting of ideas.

+ Calvin Nicholls [3]

Photos © Calvin Nicholls


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[3] Calvin Nicholls: http://www.calvinnicholls.com/

[4] paper: http://inhabitat.com/6-surprising-and-delightful-origami-creations/

[5] Canadian woodland: http://cwfcof.org/

[6] acid-free: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acid-free_paper

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