Gallery: Lisa Nilsson Constructs Intricate Anatomical Studies From Roll...

Artist Lisa Nilsson uses rolled up pieces of Japanese mulberry paper to create these amazingly intricate anatomical formations that mimic something you might see in a biology textbook. The technique is known as paper filigree or quilling, and Nilsson assembles each piece over the course of several weeks by following the details from a photograph of a cross-section, which helps to make her work incredibly detailed. The result is her Tissue Series, an intricate study of our internal organs formed entirely from paper.

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