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.

3 Responses to Peter Callesen: Paper Cuts

  1. mary jo August 14, 2008 at 4:38 pm #

    i wrote about this guy a while back–isn’t it just incredible. i love love his work!

  2. Samantha Hahn August 14, 2008 at 9:08 pm #

    Oh wow, I’ll have to check your archives. He blows my mind. I don’t even understand how he did this. I would love to see a video of the whole process…


  3. Samantha Hahn August 14, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    I’m so mad we did not take a photo together in Laguna….I’ve been kicking myself since. Had a ball with you though.

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