Amazing Paper Bird Sculptures Reveal Their Internal Anatomy

Published October 2, 2012 by Origami Architecture

We’ve seen our fair share of paper bird sculptures, but artist Diana Beltran Herrera takes the art of hand-crafting the delicately ornate creatures in a new direction. Rather than simply constructing the outward appearance of the multilayered bird figurines, the Colombian artist exposes an additional layer of paper-cut intricacy. Through a series of carefully placed clear vinyl film, we get a window into the inner constructs of these replicated creatures.

Seeing the birds’ intenrnal anatomy as it is connected to the entirety of the animal is so, for lack of a better word, cool! The fascinating and aesthetically intriguing birds have a full set of colorful, hand-cut paper organs within them. With a bit of quilling, Herrera even captures the rounded, curling appearance of a pink brain. Additionally, the shiny translucent film offers an inorganic element to the sculptures that make them appear like half-bird, half-robot cyborgs. The juxtaposition of robotic and organic components work seamlessly together.

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