Monday, 7 November 2016

The Obvious Use Of Paper Is To Draw On,

but some people use it to model with,

  US-based artist Christina Lihan combines her skills as a trained architect with her sheer talent of paper modelling to build intricately detailed paper relief sculptures of some of the most famous buildings around the world,

 mounted in shadowboxes and ranging from two to six inches deep, her subjects ranges from the Taj Mahal, 

 to private residences,

  and American cities, Lihan begins her work by photographing and sketching the site, generally creating scaled charcoal drawings that she then enlarges to the planned size of the finished piece, She lays out the buildings directly over these sketched forms, and cutting out details in place and ultimately assembling all the components into the finished composition, all carving, scoring, cutting, and folding is completed by hand,

 now here is the amazing thing,

despite her architect background, Lihan admits that she doesn’t construct any pieces with a measured perspective, relying simply on her aesthetic senses, such truly stunning models all made with out a measure!

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