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.”
Images: Courtesy of Diana Beltrán Herrera.