Beautiful Backlit Paper Art

I love paper art. It’s such an interesting art form. You can fold paper, cut paper, layer paper and so much more. You don’t have to just draw on paper! There are some pretty impressive pieces of art that are just created only with paper. Artists Deepti Nair and Harikrishnan Panicker have crafted some seriously stunning paper art for a new exhibition called “Oh, The Places You Will Go!” The work is beautiful, three-dimensional and so interesting to look at. It’s fascinating to look at the layers of white paper without the lighting and then see how the whole image comes to life when it’s backlit. The thickness of the paper, the layers, the shapes, they all come together with the lighting to create a magical work of art.

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Their paper art is truly incredible. There’s so much detail in each piece. That jellyfish is so delicate and fluid. It’s hard to believe that it’s just made from paper! Some of the visuals they artists have created here really remind me of the mysterious backgrounds found in Miyazaki‘s films. The forest scenes definitely remind me of Princess Mononoke. I love that this paper art is clearly something with complexity and took a lot of time to craft, but looking at the images with the lighting just transports me to another world. I could easily look at these for hours.

Have any of you created paper art? What do you think of these pieces? Let us know on Twitter and Facebook! For tips and tutorials to create your own fantasy worlds, check out Dreamscapes Fantasy Worlds by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.

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