Li Hongbo creates flexible and detailed sculptures made entirely of paper.

Li Hongbo, the paper sculptor
- SEP 25, 2013

Li Hongbo, a Chinese editor and designer, creates impressive sculpture experiments with paper. His love affair with paper began in 2010 and since then he has been exploring its endless possibilities. In his workshop, Hongbo creates incredibly flexible sculptures, made entirely of paper.

Li Hongbo, the paper sculptor

©Li Hongbo

His experiments begin with thousands of sheets of paper carefully glued together. The large stacks are then moulded into shape with an electric saw. The resulting pieces, when left untouched and whole seem detailed sculptures made from wood or marble. But when the pieces are carefully stretched their true honeycomb structure made entirely of paper is revealed. The sculpture then begins to stretch out like flexible accordions, that transform vases or busts into Slinky toys. The forms can stretch to fill an entire gallery space, expanding the limbs of human like figures and showing the true lightness of each seemingly compact sculpture.

Li Hongbo, the paper sculptor

©Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo, the paper sculptor

©Li Hongbo

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