Paperholm is a paper modeling project by Edinburgh-based artist Charles Young. Started only a few months ago, the collection already includes scores of tiny paper wonders. Ephemeral and intricate, some of his buildings, mills, engines, lighthouses, towers and carousels are even animated.
Young started experimenting with paper during his Masters studies at Edinburgh College of Art. It was there he taught himself the art of paper and card modeling, practicing until he mastered the craft. He started the Paperholm project last summer, and challenged himself to build a new unique paper structure each day.
Carousels, windmills, radio antennae, tents, engines, cabins and water towers are all part of the Paperholm collection. Some are stationary and others have been turned into animated models that are both ephemeral and wonderful. Click through to the project’s website for some adorable GIFs of the models in action. The project has grown quickly, and now it seems Young has amassed everything a city needs, all at its own sweet, tiny scale.
Photos by Charles Young