Take a flight of fancy with this flock of feathered friends!
In fact, these colorful bird specimens are not so much on the feathery side as they are papery, because these winged beauties are intricate paper sculptures, painstakingly pieced together by talented artist and illustrator Diana Beltran Herrera, from Bogota, Columbia
Herrera has named this beautiful biodegradable collection ‘Mathematics For Reality’, and has recreated her beloved birds in extreme detail, cutting and layering to perfection.
The artist studies birds in the full glory and flourish of life: “last week after working a bit with colibries, I started to look more around the world trying to find specific characteristics in certain birds that I found more relevant and that in a way came out of the prototype of some species”, she writes, “I will load information about variations I found that I find important. And (it) is nice to understand which characteristics allow then to interact in certain situations (food, behavior, habitat, relations).”
Prolific in her work, Diana Beltran Herrera has created literally hundreds of paper pals, ranging from Goldfinches in graceful flight, to nest building mates and caterpillar hunters!
Building new paper-craft birds, fish, animals and plant life almost daily, Herrera’s gallery grows and multiplies wildly, just like in nature itself.