Birds: Lovingly crafted paper sculptures of birds from around the world

From tropical birds of paradise and parrots to humble British varieties; from incredible hummingbirds to colourful African winged creatures, Diana Beltran Herrera's paper sculptures pay homage to birds around the world.

The Bristol-based Colombian designer and artist (featured previously) uses everyday materials – such as wire, cardboard, plastic, and paper – to create her incredibly realistic artworks.

"The works are based on photographs of real birds, which I first draw on Illustrator to get the right dimensions and details. I keep the sketch and photograph my work as I progress," Diane explains.

After graduating with a degree in Industrial Design at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogota, Colombia in 2010, Diana established her own design practice and has since exhibited in Europe, Asia and America. She currently lives in Bristol, where she has just graduated with a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of West of England.

Recent commissions include a piece for the Festival of Ideas by Bristol City Council and her first solo show in Asia, supported by the Embassy of Colombia in Indonesia and Cancilleria de Colombia en el Exterior. You can discover more at


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