Peter Callesen: Paper Cuts

Peter Callesen

I’m amazed by the work of Peter Callesen. I never fully understand how he created these sculptures with paper. I wish he’d make a video of the whole process sped up. These are truly incredible and painstakingly detailed. In a way they remind me of renaissance marble sculptures. Back then one wrong clink of the chisel and the nose is gone. You can’t glue it back. With paper sculpture of course the paper is delicate and so fine, it must be even more precarious. The tiniest rip and the whole piece is ruined. Peter’s hands must be steady as a surgeon’s. I love this work. Take a gander at his site to see lots more and to read about Peter.