The Insanely Trippy and Flexible Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

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The creativity has no limits and boundaries and it can stretches and be flexible just like paper sculptures of Beijing artist Li Hongbo. Not only is he an incredible artist but he’s also a book editor and designer. The artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures.” says Colossal

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From an inch away, the sculptures of Li Hongbo look like plaster. They are not. These large sculpted portraits are 100% paper. And I’m not talking about papier-mâché, or cast paper pulp, or painted paper – just a stack of regular ol’ raw white paper, impossibly carved by hand.

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