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The artist Eric Standley creates modern art out of paper

Eric Standley is a Virginia, USA based artist who uses the laser cut technique to create modern art from paper. His artwork is inspired by Gothic and Islamic architecture from the 12th century. They are so detailed and multifaceted that they resemble real building elements, as if they had been made with mallets and iron.

In fact, he just works with numerous layers of paper stacked on top of each other. These are then cut with pinpoint accuracy using innovative laser technology. Crazy, right?

Paper art to be admired

Check out Eric Standley’s artwork below and see the complexity for yourself. The layered and laser-cut sheets of paper form a scroll-like 3D structure. Scroll down!

Zeno of Elea

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Layered, laser cut, colored paper 

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Artwork Zeno of Elea, detail

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Precise laser cutting

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Zeno of Elea II

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Zeno of Elea II, detail

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Religious ornaments from the Gothic

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 Dioscuri (23 × 19)

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Dioscuri, inspired by Greek mythology

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Ipswich – Acrylic and digital printing for everything to do with laser-cut paper art

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Window of a Gothic cathedral

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 Well thought out and precisely implemented down to the smallest detail

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Fabulous paper art

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Ornate and structural ornaments made of paper – tetragon 3.1.1

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 Tetragon 6.8.1 (8 × 10)

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 Tetragon 6.7.1 (8 × 10)

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Tetragon, detail

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3D structure and color

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 Circular works of art made from paper

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 Circle 4.16.1 – detail

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 Argos (20 × 20)

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 Sebago (18 × 18)

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Demeter (20 × 20)

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 Newmark (size 20 × 20)

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Newmark Details

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The detail in the center

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Circle 4.6.2 (8 × 10)

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Tetragon 2.1.1

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Modern paper art – detail

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