Paper Animal Sculptures: Almost as Cute as the Real Thing
Stuttgart-based artist Wolfram Kampffmeyer sees animals in a very unique way. He uses beautiful geometric shapes and colors to create animal sculptures that look like 3D computer-generated models (a little like the magnetic metal Poligon sculptures we featured a few months ago, but with paper). Kampffmeyer actually studies computer animation in Germany, so that’s where his inspiration for the Paperwolf sculptures comes from. He told Bored Panda, “If you’re sitting in front of the computer all day watching your virtual models, you start wishing to hold them in your hand.”
His clever body of work includes the paper sculptures, postcards and even light fixtures, all of which are for sale and can be assembled at home using Kampffmeyer’s instructions. They are meant to be lively, but still reasonably easy to put together. He already has come up with designs for dozens of animals, saying, “I have too many ideas in my head and too little time to make them all.”
The projects are available for purchase on Etsy and include everything from small, printable PDFs to larger paper kits at quite reasonable prices. There are also a few one-of-a-kind sculptures (including a gold-plated leopard head) that will cost you several thousand bucks.
We’ll be waiting for the otter family sculptures. Any time now, Wolfram. Any time…
What animal would you like to see? Let us know in the comments.