Star Wars models made out of a single sheet of A4 paper

These amazing models inspired by Star Wars have been created with a scalpel and a sheet of paper by a modern master of the art of kirigami.

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Cut Scene model inspired by Star Wars

Cut Scene model inspired by Star Wars
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model: The Millennium Falcon

Star Wars kirigami model: The Millennium Falcon
Credit: Paper Dandy

We first noticed the work of contemporary artist Paper Dandy (aka Marc Hagan-Guirey) in 2012, with his acclaimed exhibition ‘Horrorgami’. A specialist in the art of kirigami (a variation of origami that involves cutting out rather than folding), he’d recreated scenes from classic horror films using only a scalpel and A4 paper, turning a single sheet into an amazing three-dimensional world.

He’s back now with an equally awe-inspiring project called Cut Scene, creating kirigami models inspired by scenes from Star Wars. He’s planning to do 12 models and currently raising funds to hold an exhibition of the work in London, where the finished collection will be displayed in lightboxes – the better to reveal the intricacy of his handicraft.

“I’ve been doing this professionally for three years now,” he says. “I feel like the work has improved massively. You don’t really expect to see that in your own work. Even still, every time I sit down to work out how to engineer a new piece, it’s like I’ve completely forgotten how to do it.”

Looking at these exclusive images of his work on Cut Scene so far, the delicacy of Paper Dandy’s designs suggests an artist of astonishing patience and care. “I should pretend that I’m very calm and ‘Jedi-like’ when I make a mistake while cutting,” he admits. “The reality is that you see the ‘dark side’ of me…”

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

Star Wars kirigami model

Star Wars kirigami model
Credit: Paper Dandy

The kirigami models displayed in a lightbox

The kirigami models displayed in a lightbox
Credit: Paper Dandy

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