The Paper Sculptures of Calvin Nicholls

Every time I think I've witnessed the limits of paper sculpting, along comes somebody who blows my mind all over again. Today, That guy is Calvin Nicholls. This from his bio:
"Calvin has been creating his paper sculptures since 1986 from his studio north of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Working with sheets of paper and a scalpel, he cuts the component pieces to fit the final drawing and assembles the low relief artwork under studio lighting. When the sculpture is complete the lighting is adjusted to bring out the subtle form and texture. A large format camera is used to capture the detail on 8x10 film prior to scanning for print applications or art prints."

thanks to Sajo for sending along the link!


  1. paper sculpting !! this is really awesome !!!
    I love the owl one the most..

  2. Holy shiitake! What beautiful work!

  3. The cutting edge of creativity! Wonderful!