Paper Light Sculptures

Paper light sculptures are a type of artwork that is created by overlaying different sheets of paper. They are closely related to Jelen’s glass light sculptures, as they both consist of different layers that create an effect of depth. 

Originally started as a 3D illustration for her grandfather Miklós Bánffy's stories, she was inspired by the concept of old pop-up books that brought magic to every tale. Each page of a paper sculpture is drawn separately, cut, and layered on a hinged spine, which gives the artwork a three-dimensional look. Each sculpture is composed of about 30 to 35 unique layers. They can be lit in different ways to create unique scenes and evoke distinct emotions.

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