Category Archives: Paper

Diana Beltrán Herrera

Columbia born artist Diana Beltran Herrera created these incredibly realistic paper bird sculptures.  The Bristol-based designer has created over 100 species of birds using paper, cardboard, plastic, wire and paint. She has a BA degree in industrial Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia and has an MA in Fine Arts from the University of the West of England.  On an interview with Flow Magazine she says this about her process:  “

“I really got to ‘know’ the birds: I collected a lot of photos and I studied them in books. I made an archive with different views, colors and special information. To make them, I first choose a profile and draw them — the wings, the feet, the face — in Illustrator. My work is half digital, half handmade. I print everything and cut it before I put it together. It takes me at least four days to make one bird.”

Her work can be seen in her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.

Tomoko Takeda

Tomoko Takeda is a designer and art director based in Tokyo, Japan. She has created these book sculptures which “are not for reading, but meant to be looked at and enjoyed“.  The artist cuts and carves away at the pages of literature classics and turns them into book art with each design relating to the content of the story.

The artist can be followed here on Behance.

Images:  Courtesy of Tomoko Takeda.

Bethany Bickley

Savannah-based artist Bethany Bickley uses paper sculptures to bring book narratives to life.  The artist uses pages torn from classics, magazines and contemporary works often applying watercolor to create beautifully crafted figures. She describes herself as “a creative problem solver who brings words and visuals together to tell a story with impact and purpose. If there are no visuals, I create them.”

The artist can be followed on her website and on Instagram.  

Images:  Courtesy of Bethany Bickley.