Fantastically Distorted Paper House

Fantastically Distorted Paper House

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Katie Steuernagle
Mar 15, 2011

To make a miniature, perfectly scaled, elaborately detailed paper house with square angles would be a technical feat. To make one with fantastically slumped, gracefully fluid curves like this one? That's brilliant.

Animator, artist, and paper savant, Mandy Smith was inspired by the architecture of Amderstam and created this Edward Gorey-esque sculpture entirely from paper, glue, and foam board. The details are staggering. The shingles, the flowers, the balcony rails, the awnings, it's all made of paper. And it doesn't stop there. Check out the interior with the tufted upholstery sofa and birdcage. And in case you thought maybe it stopped there, no, it doesn't. The whole house is a set for a short animated film she made complete with paper swans, a paper Venus flytrap, and a teeny tiny paper fly. Fantastic isn't a strong enough word.

Check out Mandy's website for more pictures and the link to her short film.

images: Mandy Smith

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