When architecture became boring, Christina Lihan turned her professional design skills to something a little less conventional than buildings: paper buildings. Lihan cuts, folds, and carves pieces of thick, plain paper to create intricate three-dimensional renderings of architecture around the world. The artworks are two to six inches deep and framed in shadowboxes, which lets the light bounce off the layers, highlighting the shadows and depth. Lihan has created several New York City landscapes, like the composite above, but she draws inspiration from around the world. Curbed National has more.
· Artist Cuts and Folds Crazy-Precise Architecture From Paper [Curbed National]
· Christina Lihan [official]