Cut paper sculptures capture the intricacy of natural architecture

Cut paper sculptures capture the intricacy of natural architecture
Detailed view of “Magic Circle Variation 5” with hand- and laser-cut paper

Laser and hand cut papers arranged in layers evoke the patterns of microbes, moss, cells and more

Nature-derived inspiration can be found not only in the realm of grand sunsets, sprawling forests and charging horses but also in the tiny details of the microscopic world. It just takes special tools to access that teeny trove of beauty.

Artist Rogan Brown seeks to give viewers access to that perspective shift his work. He presents a menagerie of the microscopic in a unique form—that of cut paper sculptures inspired by diatoms, coral, neurons, tree moss and cell structures, reports UFUNK.net (and This is Colossal). Brown’s monochromatic sculptures seem to float off the plane of their construction, and their rich detail encourages viewers to draw closer.

“My work plays with the architecture of nature and organic growth,” Brown writes on his webpage. “By identifying patterns and motifs that occur in the natural world in different contexts and at different scales, both macroscopic and microscopic, I have developed a formal, aesthetic vocabulary that I use to construct hybrid sculptural forms, half real, half surreal.”

In Brown’s “Magic Circle” series, his most recent collection of work, clusters of intricate forms are crowd together in a circle. The textures are reminiscent of diatoms, corals, bacteria and pathogens, but all are imagined forms inspired by the real thing. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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