USA-based artist, Christina Lihan, has a talent for transforming flat, boring sheets of paper into incredible sculptural works of art. His paper relief sculptures are mounted in shadow boxes and range from 2″ to 6″ deep. Famous architectural buildings, like the Taj Mahal, White House, Eiffel Tower and more are commemorated in her works, and it’s no surprise seeing as how she was formally trained as an architect. Lihan begins work on a piece by sketching from a series of photographs. Once she has produced a sketch that she likes (usually at 1/10 of the scale of the finish piece), Lihan enlarges the sketch and uses it as a direct template from which she makes each individually cut piece. The kicker? Lihan produces all her sketches and cuts her pieces by eye without any mathematical perspective techniques – she makes adjustments to pieces as she sees fit in order to produce an accurate perspective.
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