Japanese kirie master SouMa doesn’t believe paper-cutting needs to be so two-dimensional.
We’ve seen some amazing displays of kirie (picture cutting) mastery here on RocketNews24, but never before have we really seen someone not only intricately cutting the paper itself, but also folding it to give it depth.
That’s exactly what Japanese kirie artist SouMa does. The self-taught paper-cutting master shows off her masterpieces online, and here’s just a sampling of some of her amazing work:
▼ A glowing crown, cut and folded out
of a single piece of paper, just like all her works.
▼ A beautiful rose complete with magical streamers
that is OH MY GOD ALSO A SINGLE PIECE OF PAPER.
▼ Here’s a quick example of SouMa’s creative process.
First she cuts the basic design into the paper.
▼ Then she starts folding some of the more elaborate parts.
▼ And then it all comes together like magic.
▼ And voilà! The Eiffel Tower, made out of a single piece of paper.
No glue, staples, or anything else that would taint the final product.
When asked about how she first started doing 3-D kirie, SouMa responded: “It’s not that I decided one day to just start doing 3-D kirie. I just felt it was the way to make the pictures I imagined inside my head come alive.”
And come alive they have. One of SouMa’s biggest artistic themes is “freedom,” which can be seen in motifs she uses such as wings and feathers in her pieces.
▼ Nothing says freedom more than a clock
without any hands to tie you down.
▼ Or a flying dragon with that has
beautifully manicured paper-hair.
▼ But some of SouMa’s most impressive pieces are of people,
like this classy lady.
▼ Or this happy-looking one exploding with freedom symbolism.
▼The reason this woman is so happy? Not because of the flowers,
but because she’s doing 3-D kirie with her other hand.
▼ Hey, do you want to guess what this dress is made out of?
I’ll give you just ONE, SINGLE (piece of paper) hint.
If you’ve fallen in love with what you’ve seen and your eyes are hungry for more, check out SouMa’s official website and Twitter. You can purchase pre-made pieces or order custom ones at her website, meaning your dream of owning a life-size Goku made out of a single piece of paper can finally come true! (You could even order a paper Chi-Chi too and finally make them kiss for the first time.)