Peter Callesen’s Papercuts

July 8, 2008 § Leave a comment

How do you visualise the pattern of an intricate 3D model on a blank, white sheet of paper?

I have no idea. Origami may have been my forte when I was 8 years old, but that’s not the same. The work Callesen does? Serious eye-opener.

Just take a look at this castle (that I would very much like to live in, but alas, no rich prince):

It’s intriguing in its idea of simplicity married with complexity.Simplicity in the medium of plain A4 paper and the raw purity of white; Complexity of the entire design and folding.

You also get to see both the start and the end – the cut-out blanks and the finished model – which appeals, as the process is always captivating. It’s like peeking behind the scenes and that great feeling of learning more about the effort and thought that went behind end product and feeling more connected to it. ( Well. That’s me waxing lyrical on a late night. )

Big hugs to Jac for letting me know about this!

My favourite out of his papercut works:

Distant Wish


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