Monday, July 19, 2010

Jeff Nishinaka's paper masterpieces

Every now and then I come across something that makes me literally stops me in my tracks, and makes me say... "How did he do that?" I had to take a few minutes to truly appreciate this particular piece from artist Jeff Nishinaka's portrayal of "The Lion King". I can not even begin to imagine how much time it must have taken to painstakingly cut, fold, and crimp each individual piece of paper. Nishinaka's paper masterpieces are world renowned and are bought and collected by celebrities and art connoisseurs from every corner of the globe (ask Jackie Chan owner of the largest Nishinaka collection). To take something as mundane as a plain sheet of white paper, and turn it into an intricate and layered marvel is nothing short of amazing! Wish I could see it up close for myself.

Here is some more of his work:

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