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.”
You can follow the artist and see more of his work on Instagram and Facebook. Some of his creations can be purchased in his Etsy shop.
Images: Courtesy of Cristian Marianciuc.
Justyna Wołodkiewicz from Szczecin, Poland is a self-taught embroiderer, polymer clay and mixed media artist. Her work is made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes. She utilizes vibrant colors and takes inspiration from her surroundings resulting in sculptural embroideries that are technically complicated and definitely unique.
You can see more of her designs on Instagram and Behance. A few of her patterns are available on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Justyna Wołodkiewicz.
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.
You can see his portfolio here on Tokyo Otaku Mode. You can follow the artist on Twitter.
Images: Courtesy of Tatsuya Takahashi.