This incredible intrinsic artwork uses nothing but paper

Watch how this beautiful Islamic-inspired art is made.

EDGAR staff November 4, 2014

Here at EDGAR, we've always been amazed by incredibly intricate and precise structures, such as a perfectly made chronograph, or a stunningly futuristic hotel. But even in the technologically advanced worlds of watchmaking and architecture, we don't think we've ever come across anything quite as detailed as Eric Standley's laser-cut paper artwork.

An associate professor in the School of Visual Arts at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech, Standley uses layer upon layer of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper to form rich, colourful and stunningly detailed pieces of art.

Taking inspiration from Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation, he painstakingly assembles each single sheet of paper into well over 100 layers over a period of many months to create these elaborate three-dimensional works of art.

The result is so breathtaking that it is hard to believe the structures are made of nothing more than humble paper. Here are a few of our favourite examples: Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Eric Standley paper artwork. Details: visit eric-standley.com