Eric Standley‘s incredible cut paper pieces — which we fist spotted on Illusion — incorporate drawing, laser cutting, and careful planning that considers perspective, space, and a seemingly mathematical precision. We get major hand cramps just looking at them, and we love it. The amazingly intricate works take months for Standley to draw and compose, and hours upon hours of laser cutting to bring to life. Inches deep and with multiple floating surfaces, the stained glass-style drawings are created from hundreds of pieces of paper. Backgrounds contained within are made with drawings on top of drawings. Some of the gorgeous pieces even have hidden “rooms,” which can only been seen by viewing extremely close and shifting your perspective. Standley’s cut paper masterworks await your perusal in the gallery below.
Image credit: Eric Standley