Jan 29, 2019
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This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

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Eric Standley (featured previously) is an artist and educator (associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech) whose ongoing series of 3D laser cut paper art is found at the intersection of art, tech, history and mathematics.

Standley’s stacked paper sculptures can take up to six months to plan. Many of his artworks involve more than 100 sheets of stacked paper, every layer a meticulously drawn vector design. The ‘paper architect’ must account for structural elements, overlaps, curves and unsupported arches.

Once satisfied with his design, Standley uploads his complex vector drawings to a laser-cutting machine. The cutting process itself can take up to 60 hours to complete. [source]

Below is a gallery of Standley’s newest artworks since we last featured him on the Sifter. For more, be sure to visit his official website at eric-standley.com

[via MAKE Magazine]

 

1. Either/Or Newmarch, 2014
cut paper, 20″ x 20″

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

 

 

2. Either/Or Arch 3.6, 2014
cut paper, 18″ x 24″

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

 

 

3. Zeno of Elea, 2013
cut paper, 20″ x 20″

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

 

 

4. Zeno of Elea II, 2013
cut paper, 20″ x 20″

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

 

 

5. Tetragon Drawings, 2013-21014
Series of 13, 8″ x 10″

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

 

 

 

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