Li Hongbo’s paper sculptures are one of the most incredible things I’ve seen of late. I first thought they were Gesso made objects, but then you see a man pulling and twisting each piece like a special-effect movie. The artist uses Honeycomb paper, which is commonly applied for toys and festive decorations in China. And based on those, he makes his own creations by manually cutting, folding, and gluing thousands of sheets in hexagon tubes. This technique allows for the art pieces to become elastic and resilient.
Photos © Li Hongbo Via Upon a Fold