They’re solid, and they’re made of paper
A honeycomb paper decoration
I’ve always been fascinated by the geometry of these types of paper decorations, but this artist has manipulated the paper to a new level.
Li Hongbo (??? ) who lives in Beijing, China, loves paper. When he took apart a honeycomb paper decoration to see how it worked and realized it was very simple in construction, he decided to expand its possibilities. This led to gluing together thousands of sheets of paper and carving the resulting paper blocks into forms.
The results can either look like solid sculptures,
or they can be unfurled to make eerie shapes.
This beam of wood has a bend
The solid man at left is constructed the same way
as his twisted doppelganger on the right
flexible paper sculptures made up of
thousands of layers by li hongbo
Li Hongbo, Dominik Mersch Gallery>>