Artist Calvin Nicholls has been working with paper as his primary medium for 25 years, and in that time, he's taking it to unimaginable places.
Nicholls cuts and shapes paper to create intricate works of staggering detail and beauty.
This particular series is appropriately titled, "Paper Zoo."
He starts by observing real-life animals and their movements. He makes numerous sketches that he later uses as a reference.
He then cuts up thousands of tiny pieces of paper using X-ACTO knives, scalpels, and scissors and pastes them together to form each animal.
The texture he is able to achieve with this technique is astonishing!
Fur is an especially difficult texture to create with paper, so animals make for a distinct challenge.
The commitment these amazing pieces of art require is mind-blowing...
Visit Calvin's Facebook page and website which features much more of his amazing paper art.