Think you’re handy with a scalpel?

As designers, we’ve spent years cutting, detailing and making up proofs, to the point we’d like to think we’re second only to a surgeon, but, having seen these, this really is a cut above!

Japanese paper artist Nahoko Kojima cuts intricate sculptures of animals, textures, and other natural phenomenon from single sheets of paper, some of which are displayed encased in acrylic sheets while others like her Cloud Leopard are installed as 3D artworks. Recently the artist worked on a new piece titled Byaku which was unveiled in July at the Jerwood Space in London. It is an ambitious artwork of a life-sized swimming polar bear made using a single sheet of white Washi paper.

Pretty cool!

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