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SKIP KILPATRICK
01-29-2018, 03:15 PM
Haut-Relief Portraits of Animals Come Alive in Detailed Paper Sculptures by Calvin Nicholls (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/01/calvin-nicholls-paper-animals/)


Canadian paper artist Calvin Nicholls (http://www.calvinnicholls.com/) (previously (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/paper-sculptures-calvin-nicholls/)) continues to build striking likenesses of wildlife, featuring birds, bears, and foxes rendered in haut-relief sculpture. Despite working in monochromatic palettes of white and off-white paper, he imbues the animal portraits with a sense of liveliness and realism. Innumerable slivers of paper create lifelike feathers and fur, and each creature is shown in a naturalistic pose—snuggled down for a rest, or wings stretched in flight.
Nicholls accepts commercial commissions and some of the works shown below are from a holiday window display for the jeweler David Yurman. You can see a video of the process and installation here (http://www.calvinnicholls.com/682281/david-yurman-an-enchanted-holiday/), and find more of the artist’s works on his website (http://www.calvinnicholls.com/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Calvin-Nicholls-Paper-Sculpture-105056349661882/) page.



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birlinn
01-29-2018, 03:17 PM
Impressive- and a technique I had not seen before. Thanks.

Chris Smith porter maine
01-29-2018, 03:20 PM
Wow just Wow!

CWSmith
01-29-2018, 03:30 PM
I don't have the words. That's amazing!

Peerie Maa
01-29-2018, 07:03 PM
Those are something else!
I wonder how many he'll do before his eyesight fails.

Garret
01-29-2018, 07:05 PM
Holy crap! Amazing stuff. Thx Skip

jsjpd1
01-29-2018, 08:06 PM
Those are truly amazing!

mmd
01-29-2018, 08:28 PM
I have seen similar using that technique, but not nearly as well executed. Very nice art.