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Eric Standley’s Mind-Blowing Paper Sculptures Look Like Gothic Cathedral Windows
Posted By Ana Lisa On January 23, 2013 @ 5:36 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments
Virginia-based artist and professor Eric Standley creates mind-blowing sculptures from multicolored layered paper. Resembling stained glass windows, his organic art pieces are full of amazing details that are intricately rendered by a laser cutter.
From afar, Eric Standley’s pieces look like the windows of a Gothic  cathedral. But take a closer look and you’ll discover that they’re made from simple sheets of paper that have been carved away layer by layer with a laser cutter. Each of his mind-blowing pieces are obsessively planned and designed down to the smallest detail.
Eric Standley ‘s works are full of colors and delicate curves, so it can take up to 30 hours of laser-cutting  and 118 sheets of paper  to make one single sculpture. A self-professed “paper  architect”, Standley uses structural elements for support and geometry, and he likes adding photographs to reference objects in the natural world.
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URLs in this post:
 Gothic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture
 Eric Standley: http://ericstandley.30art.com/
 laser-cutting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_cutting
 paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-anja-markiewicz-folds-amazingly-tiny-nano-origami-with-miniature-pieces-of-paper/
 paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-calvin-nicholls-creates-life-like-animals-sculptures-from-paper/
 MAKE: http://blog.makezine.com/2013/01/16/insanely-intricate-laser-cut-paper-sculptures/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+makezineonline+%28MAKE%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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