Elaborately-detailed sculptures made from stacked sheets of laser-cut paper

Strictly Paper blogs the work of Eric Standley, who uses lasers on hundreds of sheets of paper to create incredibly-detailed works of art. [via]

These laser-cut masterpieces, reminiscent of stained glass windows, are inspired by geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation in an attempt to capture a reverence for the infinite. “I am interested in the conceptual migration from the permanence and massiveness of stone to the fragility and intimacy of paper,” he mentions in an artist statement.

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  1. If your brain constructed that sentence, you are at best a craftsman.

  2. I agree. Finger painting or get out.

  3. Providing your hand physically collected and crushed the pigments.

  4. His drawings are created using CorelDraw and are then cut on a ULS CNC laser. Each layer of paper is drawn and cut individually. His compositions are determined consciously by removing material from each sheet of paper, and pre-visualizing the sum of the layers as line, color and space.

    So, hours spent researching religious art, ridiculous amounts of drawing, painstaking judgments of composition, color, and value but because he didn't use scissors he's not an artist. Got it.

  5. Everything is cooler with lasers, but this art form has been around for centuries.

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