Beautiful paper sculptures by Vera van Wolferen adorn windows of Porto bookshop

Vera van Wolferen – featured previously – has made a name for herself in the paper art community.

Her latest series, Plant Life, features two new paper sculptures made especially for the windows of Livraria Lello, one of the world's most beautiful and oldest bookshops, in Porto, Portugal. A wonderful art nouveau building, it's where J.K. Rowling was inspired to write Harry Potter, and where tourists queue up daily for their chance to visit.

The Dutch artist creates intricate and meticulously constructed scenes out of paper, cardboard, and wood. She is inspired by her everyday surroundings – seemingly common household objects, architectural elements and automobiles are fused into magical landscapes. The hand-crafted scenes she creates are "vehicles for the imagination".

The exhibition is on now until 31 October 2017. Discover more at


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