Another impressive paper work, this time by LA-based artist Jeff Nishinaka, who is the world’s premier paper sculptor with a profilic career that spans 28 years. It’s not “just” paper. Nishinaka works mainly with white, which makes the exquisite play of light and shadow a large part of the appeal of his work.

Courtesy of Jeff Nishinaka

It is interesting to know that Nishinaka began working in paper quite by accident. “I have always wanted to be a painter, but while studying illustration at Art Center, I was given assignments in both a graphic design and fashion drawing classs at the same time to experiment in different mediums, one of them being paper. That was my ‘Ah-ha’ moment … Paper to me is a living, breathing thing that has a life of it’s own.” said Actor Jackie Chan, who is a close friend of the artist, owns the largest collection of Nishinaka’s work.

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