The Paper Gourd Sculptures of Li Hongbo
This is a video from last year, but just caught it today. It's a tour of the workspace of Chinese artist Li Hongbo, a former book editor who now sculpts figures and abstract shapes with stacked (and glued) sheets of paper. 20,000 sheets of paper can make up one sculpture, but the magic happens after he finishes forming its shape and lets the paper expand and breathe. Paper is a fascinating and versatile art medium, and other artists have used it to great effect from book sculpting to using it as a textile for costumes. My favorite paper artist is Thomas Allen, who composites striking illustrations with cut paper from pulp and vintage media.