Incredible artworks tediously put together using thousands of layers of the thin material.

At initial glance, the artworks by Beijing artist Li Hongbo resemble fragile porcelain sculptures. However, these sculptures can be picked up and stretched as they’re actually made from thousands of soft white paper glued together.

Hongbo has tediously carved each paper gourd so when they lie flat on a surface, they look like smooth sculptures that have been carved out of stone. The artwork begins to morph into another form as the exhibitor begins to gently pull the item, revealing thousands of folded translucent papers.

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