Artist uses nature to complete his paper-cut silhouettes of animals

Turning to Mother Nature, Nikolai Tolstyh cuts various animal silhouettes on paper and chooses natural backdrops to complete his artwork, which he then photographs to share on Instagram.

It's a simple but effective project that makes best use of patterns and colours found in the natural world that perfectly depict each of his chosen animals. For instance, a tiger takes its composition from the stripes of some autumnal orange ferns while a red squirrel enjoys the backdrop of some bright red petals. Make sure you follow his latest updates on Instagram.

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