The Power of Pop-Up

Peter Dahmen sculpts with paper.  He turns the flat, relatively mundane, everyday item into 3-D forms that fold up, reach out, curve over, bend under, and swirl around. The effect is phenomenal.

After watching the sculptures come to life in this video, it’s hard to imagine they are made from plain old paper.  Once again, I’m inspired by the power of the creative mind and the commitment it takes for artists to bring their ideas to life.

If you’re feeling very ambitious, there’s a tutorial.  I suppose creating something like this, with the planning and modeling already done, is a possibility, but just watching the process shows how much detail goes into each sculpture, even one as small as this.

Resources: Peter Dahmen, The Daily Post.

3 thoughts on “The Power of Pop-Up

  1. Wow! Amazing. How does he have the patience to do this?
    They look so perfect, almost like architectural models. They belong on display in an art gallery!

  2. This is so joyful, I watched it several times. The sphere is especially amazing. A great way to start the day. Thank you for finding this.

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