Intricate paper sculptures by Los Angeles artist Jeff Nishinaka. He describes his work as stemming from graphic design and fashion illustration projects he was assigned at art school that involved experimenting with different mediums and from there, he "quickly developed a feel for working with paper" and "finding ways to shape, bend and round its edges."
I began making paper sculptures more than 31 years ago. Since then, I’ve been endlessly experimenting and refining my drawing and technical skills, but everything I do to make a paper sculpture come to life, is still and always will be done completely by hand. My tools are very basic: a pencil, an X-Acto knife, Elmer’s Glue-All, triangles, an eraser, French curves, wood dowel and paper. Of course it is very labor intensive and time consuming, but with my hands, is the only way I think it could and should be done.