Paper art is about so much more than a finely executed paper plane. Scope these 20 awesome examples.
1

Crane origami silhouette

Crane origami designed by Roman Diaz and Daniel Naranjo, and folded from 37 x 37cm paper by artist Emre Ayaroglu.

2

Tiny green frog origami

Tiny frog origami designed by Toshikazu Kawasaki, and folded from 2 x 2cm paper by artist Emre Ayaroglu.

3

Flower pattern

Seven modular paper pieces forming a flower pattern. Artwork and photography by artist Elod Bregszaszi.

4

Book dissection

Book Dissection by artist Brian Dettmer. The book edges are sealed and the artist works through the pages with surgical tools. Nothing is added, only removed as the book's fragmented hidden memory is revealed. All photos used with owner's permission.

5

3D colorful paper illustrations

Colorful 3D paper illustrations by artist Yulia Brodskaya.

6

Wall-E origami

Wall-E robot origami folded from an uncut square. Artwork and photography by artist Brian Chan. Photo used with owner's permission.

7

Circular paper art

"Innerings" has four identical sides with circles, which come together to form a whole. Basic elements, such as water and fire, are added to the circles. The work can be folded inwards to a two-dimensional surface. Artwork and photography by artist Ingrid Siliakus. Photo used with owner's permission.

8

Sagrada Familia

Two pieces inspired by Gaudi's Barcelona cathedral, the Sagrada Familia. Artwork and photography by artist Ingrid Siliakus. All photos used with owner's permission.

9

Icosahedron II

"Icosahedron II" made from paper & adhesive. Artwork and photography by artist Richard Sweeney. Photo used with owner's permission.

10

Partial Shell

"Partial Shell" made from watercolor paper. Artwork and photography by artist Richard Sweeney. Photo used with owner's permission.

11

Paper cut sculptures

Paper cut sculptures by artist Peter Callesen. All photos used with owner's permission.

12

White Shadows

"White Shadows" made from watercolor paper and glue. Artwork and photography by artist Eleanor Lutz.

13

Architectural paper

Creases and folds are used to create these architectural paper art pieces by artist Simon Schubert. All photos used with owner's permission.

14

Intricate scored paper art

Multicolor paper is cut, scored, folded, and layered to create intricate scenes. Artwork and photography by artist Helen Musselwhite. All photos used with owner's permission.

15

3D paper sculptures

Unique 3D paper sculptures made by artist Sher Christopher. All photos used with owner's permission.

16

Jedi origami

Jedi origami folded from a single uncut square by artist Phillip West.

17

Chinese rice paper

Papercut art made from Chinese rice paper by artist Bovey Lee. Photo used with owner's permission.

18

More paper sculptures

Paper sculptures made by artist Elsa Mora. All photos used with owner's permission.

19

Fractal paper art

Paper art for geeks made by Robert Ghattas. Photo by Massimiliano Trevisan.

20

Backlit architectural paper craft

Architectural paper craft lit from behind. Created by artist Crackpot Papercraft.

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