Is this a polar bear who’s sleeping?
And is this a real monkey?
Neither of those are real, they are the amazing 3-D artwork of Calvin Nichols.
These sculptures are so lifelike, but take months to design and apply the correct layers to make them come to life.
Calvin said of his artwork, “I want people to be drawn in to explore the work and to consider the medium. Although I have completed pieces in full colour I continue to experiment with the interaction of light and shadow.”
Calvin uses shadows and light to bring these sculptures alive.
This is part of Calvin’s ‘Paper Zoo’ collection.