Fazila Synowska (Freeyork)
Apr 19, 2019

Realistic Paper Sculptures of Animal’s Portraits by Calvin Nicholls

Canadian paper artist Calvin Nicholls continues to build striking likenesses of wildlife, featuring birds, bears, and foxes left in haut-relief sculpture. Despite working in monochromatic palettes of a beige and white paper he imbues the animal portraits with a sense of liveliness and realism. Innumerable slivers of papercreate lifelike feathers and fur, and each creature is shown in a naturalistic pose–snuggled down for a rest, or wings elongated in flight.

You may see a video of the process and installation here, and discover more of the artist’s works on his website and Facebook page.