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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

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From afar, Eric Standley’s pieces look like the windows of a Gothic [1] 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 [2]‘s works are full of colors and delicate curves, so it can take up to 30 hours of laser-cutting [3] and 118 sheets of paper [4] to make one single sculpture. A self-professed “paper [5] architect”, Standley uses structural elements for support and geometry, and he likes adding photographs to reference objects in the natural world.

+ Eric Standley [2]

Via MAKE [6]

Photo © Eric Standley

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[1] Gothic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gothic_architecture

[2] Eric Standley: http://ericstandley.30art.com/

[3] laser-cutting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_cutting

[4] paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-anja-markiewicz-folds-amazingly-tiny-nano-origami-with-miniature-pieces-of-paper/

[5] paper: http://inhabitat.com/artist-calvin-nicholls-creates-life-like-animals-sculptures-from-paper/

[6] 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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