Limitless Contemporary 3D Paper Sculptures

Today's featured paper artist is Christine Kirk of Paper Meditations, whose three dimensional paper sculptures are tremendously appealing. Each one is unique and created with flair and precision. Many are quite large too, framed as dramatic wall art, while others are meant to be displayed as hanging ornaments or event centerpieces.


circular 3D paper sculpture in gold and purple on handmade paper background
Cosmic Waves
19 x 25 x 3 inches


Christine uses sturdy paper with a pearlescent sheen that adds elegance to the designs. Each sculpture is mounted onto an even stronger card stock backing. No color is off limits and the folds and curves fit together seamlessly making what she accomplishes look easy.... with the keyword being look. I can assure you this is tedious work requiring patience and a light touch.


3D pearlized paper sculpture (detail)
Luscious 16 (detail)
18 x 24 x 1 inches

Christine grew up in New Jersey and studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design in New York City, after which she became a graphic designer for Family Circle magazine. Later, her creative ambitions were put on hold while raising a family in York, Pennsylvania. 


dimensional golden 3D paper sculpture in rectangular frame
Diamond Facets
16 x 20 x 1 inches



About twenty years ago she returned to her artistic roots by creating modern folded paper sculptures to decorate the walls of her home. Eventually Paper Meditations was born. 


pastel ribbon-like dimensional paper sculpture
Linear Lotus
12 x 12 x 2 inches

Like many paper artists, computer paper was Christine's first material. She found that folding identical forms and fitting them together resulted in a myriad of beautiful patterns. Adding cut strips and/or curved pieces led to even more design possibilities. Hypnotic II, below, has a true op art effect.

colorful op art-style 3D paper sculpture

Hypnotic II

20 x 20 inches


Her work has been displayed in galleries, restaurants, theaters, and community centers. She is a member of art groups on local and county levels, and has been named a Master Artisan with the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.


all-white 3D paper sculpture reminiscent of the Covid-19 virus shape


18 x 18 x 2 inches


Christine will be demonstrating her craft at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania during a First Friday event, May 7, 2021. She is looking forward to meeting people and showing new pieces at that time. 


square 3d folded paper sculpture mounted on mirror paper
Blossoming Squares
12.75 x 12.75 x 1 inch


Christine plans to host her first workshop with the York Art Association on September 1 during which participants will be taught to make paper ornaments and wreaths.


pastel mandala-style 3D paper sculpture

Sweet Perennial

12 x 12 x 1 inches

See additional 3D paper sculptures by Christine Kirk via the Paper Meditations website, her new Etsy shop, and on Instagram or Facebook.


Christine Kirk displays framed mandala-style paper sculpture

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