Breathtaking Papercut Sculptures by Noriko Ambe

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Breathtaking Papercut Sculptures by Noriko Ambe

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Noriko Ambe, an artist in Tokyo, creates these delicate and complex paper sculptures and designs. Though the cuts are mechanical and created by human hands, they look like sheets of marble or shell worn away over time by natural elements or sections of bone. It's hard to believe that the sculptures are formed by stacks of free-hand, single sheets of hand-cut paper.

Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe

Started in '99, this Linear-Actions Cutting Project in Noriko's life work. The work consists of positive or negative shapes, in which she tries to embody relationships among humans, time and nature.

Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe
Design, paper, norikoambe

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Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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