I came across this amazing art on the Cornell magazine, Living Birds, last week in a story featuring Toronto paper sculptor Calvin Nicholls. By laying down paper layer-by-layer, feather-by-feather, Nicholls sculpts birds that emerge from the page in a burst of light and shadow.
Nicholls also sculpts other animals including a dozing grizzly, a prickly hedgehog, and a tiger emerging from the grass …and the frame.
Read more here and scroll down to the video to see how Nicholls creates these incredible pieces.
Header image from Nicholls’ portfolio. See more and purchase originals and prints on Calvin Nicholls’ website