19 December 2014

Amazingly Detailed Negative Space Illustrations That Are Carved Out Of Knives

Artist Li Hongbo, who created these astounding “slinky” paper sculptures, is back with another compelling collection of artworks—this time around, she has carved wonderfully intricate scenes out of knives.

Part of her solo exhibition in Hong Kong, this series consists of beautifully illustrated scenes that make use of negative spaces to tell their stories—each piece has been carefully cut out of a knife’s sharp metal blade.

These scenes feature animals, such as deers and a cheetah, and motifs of death like an eerie skeleton—according to the artist, these artworks are meant as a warning about how human beings would “eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals”.

Head over here to view more of the artist’s fascinating work.

[via This Is Colossal]