Anatomy class

According to Wiki, quilling is “an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs”. Well, I think Lisa Nilsson has taken this otherwise tame hobby a little too far.
How insane are these anatomical cross sections?

Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series (photo by John Polak)

Each piece is painstakingly assembled starting with an actual photo of a anatomical cross section. Several weeks and a ton of coloured paper later, Lisa produces what has to be the most amazing paper sculpture I have seen in a long while.

Lisa’s “Tissue Series” is made from Japanese mulberry paper and the gilded edges of old books – she even makes the detailed boxes that these anatomical masterpieces are displayed in. Truely amazing!

If you want to read more about Lisa Nilsson, check out her interview on All Things Paper or visit her website.
All photos by John Polak.

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