Paper Birds: Delicate feathered friends crafted entirely from coloured paper

When it comes to paying ridiculous attention to detail, Columbian artist and designer Diana Beltran Herrera is a master. Working primarily with paper, she crafts the most intricate birds, with every single feather, beak and minor detail expertly included in her delicate 3D sculptures.

A graduate in Industrial Design from the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in 2010, she has a particular fascination with nature and loves to explore the patterns, colours and complex systems that are so often found in the natural world.

To craft her exquisite paper birds, she builds up layers to form a base structure, and then adds and glues delicate paper feathers that are fashioned to mimic the real composition of our feathered friends. After she's added things like legs by using wire and floral tape, she paints each and every feather on her birds to make them as realistic and colourful as possible. Each sculpture can take up to two weeks to complete, depending on their size and complexity.

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