Artist cuts every single feather to craft exquisite paper and wooden birds

London-based illustrator Zack Mclaughlin is inspired by the beauty of birds and loves to create the most exquisite sculptures from paper, wood and other mixed media.

He explained: "I began making these sculptures a couple of years ago, the first one I made was for my own children’s book concept where a little boy makes a paper bird lantern and flies away. I couldn’t visualise how to paint it so I went about making it. I loved the process and found experimenting with new materials a real challenge and, in the end, hugely rewarding. From the first bird I went on to experiment further and as with my illustration I try to recreate faithfully what I find beautiful, so I would try to create more and more realistic sculptures of birds."

Via Bored Panda