Just because paper can be used to craft amazing sculptures!
Raya Sader Bujana is a Lebanese-Venezuelan paper artist and set designer based in Barcelona. She's already done a lot of impressive work, including stop-motion videos, commissioned pieces and sculptures, she worked with brands like 7UP, Camper and DOIY and says she is currently working on new exhibitions for her artwork. But one of the most beautiful projects she created was the Paper Olympics.
The project was commissioned by stock image photographer Abel Mitjá who wanted the artist to do a series of paper sculptures to represent several disciplines of the Olympics. Raya, influenced by her strong background in architecture and the love of nature, explains that the whole concept of this design was to express movement using paper. To achieve a feeling of fluidity, she added texture, light and volume.
She worked together with Barbara García, a talented Industrial designer and 3D artist, to digitalise the figures in the posture and position she wanted. All the building pieces were printed and hand-cut, then carefully assembled. Raya says some pieces consist of around 150 tiny pieces and up to 500 separators, so this was quite a huge project to complete.
Take a look at the pictures in the gallery to enjoy her amazing talent.