Friday, June 15, 2012

Paper Sculpture Bird and Caterpillar - Diana Beltran Herrera

Diana Beltran Herrera is a young Colombian artist with a degree in Industrial Design. I happened upon her work while googling paper birds and couldn't wait to share it here, but which image to choose for this Fab Friday/one photo feature? Seriously, each and every one of Diana's paper creations is appealing!

baby and caterpillar.
Many of her sculptures are representations of actual birds, such as the colorful coppersmith barbet and great tits (stop snickering, that's their name :) but this particular photo features an imaginary baby bird. Diana conveys its young age through the use of downy feathers along with more typical (of her work) paper sculpture. The caterpillar is all paper... and I have a feeling if this was the real world, he would soon be lunch!

Diana told me she is passionate about birds, but because it's difficult to hold the ones she sees, she keeps them in her imagination until she's able to recreate them as paper models.

Her work will be featured as a part of an installation that artist Hanni Bjartalid will have in Iceland and Faroe Islands this coming autumn.

Facebook links from the past week included:

Zim and Zou's owlicious mask
beach ball paper bead tutorial
animated dragon card tutorial
origami flower garden

Have a super weekend... I hope it's nice and sunny where you are!


Handmade in Israel said...

Just wonderful!

Maureen said...


Casey said...

Hehe, thanks for making me laugh! :)
But in all maturity, that bird and caterpillar are so cool! Happy Friday!

Sandy D said...

I just spent quite a while browsing her website. That fish was amazing! She even made his skeletal structure. WOW! Great find, like always, Ann!

SUGANTHI said...

Truly delighful Ann.Loved her photo stream.I hope to learn a lot from her work.

Ann said...

oh wow, I can see why you had such a hard time choosing just one picture. I checked out the photo stream. Those are amazing.

Teddie Seeley said...

Hard to pick one word to describe her work.
Thank you Ann.

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

I can only imagine how much time, effort, and patience goes into each of these creations! Amazing!

Jan Castle said...

Only one word for her paper sculptures.....STUNNING!
Paper hugs,

Anji* said...

Absolutely stunning! I do particularly like the photo you picked with the feathery bird, her all-paper ones are amazing too tho. Just brilliant!

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