Flexible Sculptures by Li Hongbo
Li Hongbo’s sculptures will make you look twice. First glance you think they are carved from hard stone, but look again…Hongbo’s sculptures are nothing more than thousand’s of pieces of paper glued together!
Hongbo got his inspiration from Chinese paper toys that become unique shapes when they are pulled. He brought a few of the toys home and experimented to see how they worked.
The bust shown here is made from over 30,000 pieces of delicate paper glued together. He then uses an electric saw to carve the human shape.