Paper Landscapes: Intricate & Interactive Miniatures


In capable hands, even the simplest of materials can make a huge visual impact. The paper art of Laura Cooperman is impressive both in its simplicity and its intricacy. Cooperman’s tableaux focus on various aspects of the cities she has visited. She records the architectural landscapes of the world in delicate layers of plain white paper.


(all images via: Laura Cooperman)

Laura Cooperman’s art pieces look almost like painstaking portraits; their incredible detail belies their actual origin. But Cooperman crafts each one from paper using nothing more than a scalpel.


Every tiny detail, from blades of grass to windows in buildings, is represented in these amazing paper sculptures. Metal pins hold the intricate, lace-like pieces to background sheets, elevating them slightly and giving a subtle depth.