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Artist Transforms Watercolor Paper into Suggestive Facial Sculptures

The talented artist Polly Verity uses single sheets of watercolor paper for her minimalist projects. Without the use of either cuts or glue, she imparts 3D geometric repeat patterns into the paper by purely folding. The result is a suggestive series of facial profiles sometimes kissing each other, sucking on a straw, or smoking a cigarette.

“When I hit the curved folds that’s when my brain popped. Seemingly impossible things could happen to a sheet of paper,” she writes. “My years of observing and investigating how curve folds behave has given me a feel for bringing the curves into the figurative realm.” More: Instagram

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