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35 3D Paper Sculptures

From Cash Note Origami to Intricate Paper Insects

— February 4, 2013 — Eco
3D paper sculptures are a form of art inspired by origami. This traditional art was started in the 17th century and involves folding paper into a form that usually resembles a life form. While origami falls under the category of paper sculptures, the collection displayed here focuses more on three-dimensional works.

The different mediums for these sculptures are paper-based and can include newspaper, regular paper and even money (if you have enough of it). This medium is especially difficult to manipulate and create realistic forms. For this reason, when an artist is able to achieve a nicely finished work, they receive nothing but accolades. Possible 3D paper sculptures can include everything from small insects and animals all the way to full size car models.

Because paper is so inexpensive and available, artists anyway can enjoy this wonderful art form.
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Tearing Endangered Sculptures
Tearing Endangered Sculptures
The Panda for World Wildlife Fund Shows How Worn Out this Species Is
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Defaced Dollar Art
Defaced Dollar Art
The 'Moneys Worth' Exhibition Gets Creative with Defaced Currency
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Crafty Currency Exhibits
Crafty Currency Exhibits
The Money's Worth Exhibition at Galerie Sofie Lachaert Toys with Value
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Money Locust Swarms
Money Locust Swarms
'The Plague' by Sipho Mabona Reflects on the Evilness of Currency
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Intricate Origami Landmarks
Intricate Origami Landmarks
Teacher Sergei Tarasov Creates Striking Monuments Out of Paper
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Iconic Paper Characters
Iconic Paper Characters
Jason Ku Recreates Dark Riders from Lord of the Rings
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Paper Cut Psychedelic Sculptures
Paper Cut Psychedelic Sculptures
Artist Francesca Pastine Mesmerizes with Cut Paper Sculptures
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Marbled Paper Fasces
Marbled Paper Fasces
Joel Cooper Makes Paper Look Like Stones for her Creative Sculptures
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Captivating Paper Creations
Captivating Paper Creations
Sipho Mabona Takes the Art of Origami to a New Level
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Clever Currency Sculptures
Clever Currency Sculptures
Money Pieces by Kristi Malakoff is a Series of Cash Creations
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DIY Mini Paper Trucks
DIY Mini Paper Trucks
These Easy-to-Make Paper Cruisers Will Add Flair to Your Office Space
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Iconic Painting Papercrafts
Iconic Painting Papercrafts
Andrea Russo Has Recreated The Great Wave off Kanagawa
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3D Papercraft Animations
3D Papercraft Animations
Graphic Artist Jeremy Kool Makes Realistic Art for Children's Books
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Origami Art Pieces
Origami Art Pieces
Matt Shilan Creates Intricate Works of Paper Art
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Paper Soda Cans
Paper Soda Cans
Yoshio Hasegawa Creates Pop Containers Using Recycled Sheets
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Pricey Paper Origami
Pricey Paper Origami
Artist Craig Folds Five Uses Cash to Make Paper Animals
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Paper-Produced Automobiles
Paper-Produced Automobiles
The Jonathan Brand 'One Piece at a Time' Model is Crazy Car Art
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Aquatic Paper Art
Aquatic Paper Art
These Valerie Buess Paper Sculptures Resemble Underwater Plants
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DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
DIY Sci-Fi Paper Art
Shunichi Makino Designs Eco-Friendly Models and Shares the How-To
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Origami Warrior Art
Origami Warrior Art
Eric Joisel Puts a Unique Spin on the Ancient Paper Art
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3D Narrative Paper Scenes
3D Narrative Paper Scenes
The Jodi Harvey-Brown Book Sculptures are Thrillingly Adventurous
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Neurotic Newspaper Art
Neurotic Newspaper Art
The Dmitry Ligay 'Collage' Series is Strange and Newsworthy
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Life-Like Insectual Origami (UPDATE)
Life-Like Insectual Origami (UPDATE)
Brian Chan's Fixation with Origami Takes on an Insect Form
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Axisymmetrical-Shaped Origami
Axisymmetrical-Shaped Origami
Jun Mitani Creates Paper Art Using Computer Science Algorithms
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Overlapping Origami Stars
Overlapping Origami Stars
Byriah Loper Origami Art is Modular and Colorful
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Paper Cameras
Paper Cameras
The Jennifer Collier Paper Art Series is Unbelievable
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Intricate Paper Art
Intricate Paper Art
The Origamido Studio Sells Unbelievable Paper Artworks
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Mini Origami Art
Mini Origami Art
Anja Markiewicz Creates Impossibly Small Paper Creations
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Anatomical Origami Art
Anatomical Origami Art
Horst Kiechle's Paper Torso Comes With Removable Organs
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Intricate Paper Sculptures
Intricate Paper Sculptures
Calvin Nicholls Creates Stunning 3D Art Pieces
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Recycled Paper Roll Visages
Recycled Paper Roll Visages
Junior Fritz Jacquet Sculpts Origami Faces Using Toilet Products
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Interlocking Geometric Paper Art
Interlocking Geometric Paper Art
Origami Modulars by Daniel Kwan is Delicate and Detailed
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Expandable Slinky Art
Expandable Slinky Art
The Li Hongbo Accordion-like Sculptures are Made Entirely with Paper
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Frail Folded Art
Frail Folded Art
Cheong-ah Hwang Creates Intricate Handcrafted Paper-Cut Art
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Paper Animal Mask Sculptures
Paper Animal Mask Sculptures
Paper Cut Project's Awesome Animalia Paper Art Collection
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