We’ve folded paper cranes before but our attempts were never quite as exquisite as these creations from Romanian-based artist Cristian Marianciuc. He has always had an interest in art but has never had any formal training. He challenged himself by creating one crane a day for a year and loved the project so much his collection has grown to over 1000. In Arctic Paper he says this about his his passion:
“To me, origami is very therapeutic and a way to find balance in life. It is a way to silence some voices and make others louder. It is about not doing things on autopilot, but to be involved, in the present.”
Images: Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.
Tatsuya Takahashi is a self-taught paper sculpture artist from Japan. He started sculpting in his second year of art school and now works 10 to 12 hours a day producing these exquisite designs. His themes vary but he does have an affinity for creating anime sculptures.
Images: Courtesy of Tatsuya Takahashi.