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40 Incredible Examples of Origami Paper Art

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Paper is a very fragile medium, but it can be used to create very powerful and lifelike pieces of art. Origami is originally from Japan, but has grown and can be found in all corners of the globe. The artform itself has evolved from simple paper cranes to lifelike representations of animals, as well as very intricate landscapes carved into books. Even realistic models can be made from paper.

In this collection of origami art, you’ll see the intricacies of paper being used to create immersive works of art. Some of the pieces may even surprise you with their level of detail and attention. For example, some of the origami art pieces in this collection use hundreds of individually folded pieces of paper combined together to make a colorful final piece of art. Individual pieces can be very time-consuming to create and add to the complexity of the larger pieces when put together.

You can create complete landscapes with origami and paper models. From small backyard or garden scenes to elaborate castles, it can all be made using origami. But origami can also be used to create powerful and emotional pieces of art. You can even use books to create wonderful and incredible works of art simply by carving them. Changing the depth of individual pages creates very realistic diorama scenes. Painting those same scenes creates very lifelike landscapes.

If you are interested in origami art, then you’re in luck. Browse our collection of the best examples of origami paper art. Use these as inspiration to create your very own works of paper art.

Mens et Manus II
papercraft inspiration example Mens et Manus II Origami

King Cobra
papercraft inspiration example King Cobra

California Callie
papercraft inspiration example California Callie

Flying Katydid
papercraft inspiration example Flying Katydid

WanRayen- Paper Modeling
papercraft inspiration example WanRayen- Paper Modeling

Ant
papercraft inspiration example Ant

Origami Peacock
papercraft inspiration example Origami peacock

Landscape Carved into Book
papercraft inspiration example Landscape Carved into Book

Double Hawk!
papercraft inspiration example Double Hawk!

Grasshopper
papercraft inspiration example Grasshopper

Windows Display for La Rinascente (Palermo)
papercraft inspiration example Windows display for La rinascente in Palermo

SunCity Castle
papercraft inspiration example SunCity Castle

Escorpion (Scorpion)
papercraft inspiration example Escorpion (Scorpion)

Bull Moose
papercraft inspiration example Bull Moose

Sorrow
papercraft inspiration example Sorrow

Jedi
papercraft inspiration example Jedi

The Art in Paper Cups
papercraft inspiration example The Art in Paper Cups

Origami – Vase
papercraft inspiration example Origami - Vase

Origami Rabbit
papercraft inspiration example Origami Rabbit

BOS 40th – Exhibition
papercraft inspiration example BOS 40th - Exhibition

Praying Mantis
papercraft inspiration example Praying Mantis (female)

3D Origami – Strawberry Girl and Blueberry Boy
papercraft inspiration example 3D Origami - Strawberry Girl and Blueberry Boy

Sleipnir
papercraft inspiration example Sleipnir

Optimus Prime
papercraft inspiration example Optimus Prime_3

Aguila Cazando (Hunting eagle)
papercraft inspiration example Aguila cazando (Hunting eagle)

Hippocampus-Romam Diaz
papercraft inspiration example Hippocampus-Romam Diaz

Peacock- Origami
papercraft inspiration example Peacock- Origami

Origami Strawberry Cake
papercraft inspiration example Origami strawberry cake

Origami Anthro Dragon
papercraft inspiration example Origami Anthro Dragon

Origami Beetles
papercraft inspiration example Origami Beetles

Landscape Carved into Book
papercraft inspiration example Landscape Carved into Book

Water Buffalo
papercraft inspiration example Water Buffalo

Diamond Patterned Swan
papercraft inspiration example Diamond Patterned Swan

Mammoth
papercraft inspiration example Mammoth

Bahamut (Divine Dragon)
papercraft inspiration example Bahamut (Divine Dragon)

La Magic Castle
papercraft inspiration example La Magic Castle

Origami Paper Art
papercraft inspiration example Origami Paper Art

Compound of Five Octahedra & Peacock
papercraft inspiration example Compound of Five Octahedra & Peacock

Michael LaFosse Origami Frog
papercraft inspiration example Michael LaFosse Origami Frog

Origami Lion by Satoshi Kamiya
papercraft inspiration example Origami Lion by Satoshi Kamiya

Whipscorpion
papercraft inspiration example Whipscorpion

Manbearpig
papercraft inspiration example Manbearpig

Expo Inconnu/Unknown
papercraft inspiration example Expo inconnu /Unknown

Orilanders in the Garden of Strawberry Farms
papercraft inspiration example Goblington Kingdom: Orilanders in the Garden of Strawberry Farms

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