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Papercraft Sculptures Look Like M.C. Escher in 3-D [Slideshow]

Elod Beregszaszi's delicate, gorgeous paper art would give even an origami master arthritis.

  • <p>A circular snowflake unfolds in fractal-like detail.</p>
  • <p>This composition seems to undulate like waves in an M.C. Escher painting.</p>
  • <p>On the simpler side -- from Elod’s perspective, anyway -- here’s a Union Jack flag rendered in 3D popup.</p>
  • <p>Papercraft ziggurats extend outward and upward in this multicolored sculpture.</p>
  • <p>Beregszaszi’s sculptures create patterns of shadow and light that are just as intricate as the paper forms themselves.</p>
  • <p>Beregszaszi affixed this creation to wooden "book covers" that give it a lanternlike appeal.</p>
  • <p>The Escher-like intricacy of the artist’s work becomes clear in his larger creations.</p>
  • <p>Another book-like popup creation encloses nested cubes with subtle elongations.</p>
  • <p>Beregszaszi’s smaller creations would look right at home on a holiday mantel over chestnuts roasting on an… oh, you know the rest.</p>
  • <p>Beregszaszi makes many of his sculptures out of single sheets of normal A3-sized paper.</p>
  • <p>After creating one of these minbogglingly intricate sculptures, Beregszaszi noted on his Flickr stream that his fingers needed a holiday.</p>
  • 01 /12

    A circular snowflake unfolds in fractal-like detail.

  • 02 /12

    This composition seems to undulate like waves in an M.C. Escher painting.

  • 03 /12

    On the simpler side -- from Elod’s perspective, anyway -- here’s a Union Jack flag rendered in 3D popup.

  • 04 /12

    Papercraft ziggurats extend outward and upward in this multicolored sculpture.

  • 05 /12

    Beregszaszi’s sculptures create patterns of shadow and light that are just as intricate as the paper forms themselves.

  • 06 /12

    Beregszaszi affixed this creation to wooden "book covers" that give it a lanternlike appeal.

  • 07 /12

    The Escher-like intricacy of the artist’s work becomes clear in his larger creations.

  • 08 /12

    Another book-like popup creation encloses nested cubes with subtle elongations.

  • 09 /12

    Beregszaszi’s smaller creations would look right at home on a holiday mantel over chestnuts roasting on an… oh, you know the rest.

  • 10 /12

    Beregszaszi makes many of his sculptures out of single sheets of normal A3-sized paper.

  • 11 /12

    After creating one of these minbogglingly intricate sculptures, Beregszaszi noted on his Flickr stream that his fingers needed a holiday.

  • 12 /12

His website doesn't say much, but "artist-engineer" Elod Beregszaszi is clearly some kind of micro-detailed savant when it comes to papercraft art. His delicate creations — from simple Christmas ornaments to dizzying multi-layered compositions — look like they require the precision of a laser and the patience of a saint.

His sculptures grace the windows of shops, galleries, and hotels in London. He's even proposed setting up a workshop with the London Underground to teach his magic to mere mortals using folded up Tube maps. In the meantime, god knows how he pulls this stuff off — but we're so glad he does.

[Via Triangulation; see more pics at Beregszaszi's Flickr page]

Slideshow Credits: 01 / Elod Beregszaszi; 02 / Elod Beregszaszi; 03 / Elod Beregszaszi; 04 / Elod Beregszaszi; 05 / Elod Beregszaszi; 06 / Elod Beregszaszi; 07 / Elod Beregszaszi; 08 / Elod Beregszaszi; 09 / Elod Beregszaszi; 10 / Elod Beregszaszi; 11 / Elod Beregszaszi; 12 / Elod Beregszaszi;

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