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Realistic Paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

Paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

Paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera

Realistic Paper birds by Diana Beltran Herrera is a truly piece of art. Inspired by the filigree beauty of bird wings, their exquisite grace, Colombian paper artist Diana Beltran Herrera has created a collection of paper birds. The collection consists of more than 100 species of birds made from intricate hand-cut layers of painted paper. The bird sculptures, among them – pink flamingo, white crane, woodpecker, red heron, and many more, are startlingly realistic, and could be a good teaching material at schools. Her works are based on the photographs of real birds, which she first draws to get dimensions and details. The sketch and photograph help her in all the working process. She has been working over the past years with paper as the primary medium.
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Incredible art of papercutting

Papel picado work by Mexican self-taught artist Margarita Fick. Incredible art of papercutting

Papel picado work by Mexican self-taught artist Margarita Fick. Incredible art of papercutting

Incredible art of papercutting
Undoubtedly, the first who cut paper were the Chinese, just because they invented paper. The art of papercutting later spread to other parts and regions of the world influenced by their own cultural styles.
Meanwhile, all the beautiful paper cutting works of art featured in this post belong to different contemporary authors. In particular, talented and skillful artists Aoyama Hina (Japan), Bovey Lee (China), Elisabeth Bottesi – Fisch (Switzerland), Hunter Stabler (USA), Karen Bit Vejle (Norway), Tomoko Shioyasu (Japan), Ueli Hofer (Switzerland) and many others. I hope they can conquer your hearts the same as they conquered mine.
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