Craft art: the toilet roll sculptures of Anastasia Elias


Check out these awesome mini sculptures or paper cuttings from artist Anastastia Elias! Crafted from toilet rolls, each is a mini diarama telling it's own story.

When it comes to paper cutting and sculpture, most of us have seen the work of Rob Ryan, and there are various workshops popping up all over London to try out the art of paper cutting.

Never before have I seen 3D paper cutting used in this way. It's both highly skilled and simple at the same time. The tiny cuts in the card draw your eyes in to find out what's going on in the little story.

Anastastia is an illustrator by craft and has illustrated many books, including her recent publication written by Georges Brassens - Avec à la lèvre un doux chant.

She turned to creating art from toilet rolls after spying a discarded paper tube in the bin. Instead of throwing it away, she decided to see if she could come up with something unique.

Since then, Anastasia has created many different scenes, mainly from every day life. She says she wants to bring attention to the small every day situations that we all experience, but which are often over looked.

Her work is very detailed and I love the way she photographs her pieces, turning the rolls around before lighting up the scene inside.

Have you seen any awesome paper sculptures? We'd love to hear about it!

[Images via Anastasia Elias]

Craft art: the toilet roll sculptures of Anastasia Elias - Comments

  • minniemoonstone

    Love it! Best use I came up with is a pillow box. Have adapted this to use longer kitchen roll middles. Nice to know I am not the only one sees an alternative use for everything!

  • deadlyknitshade

    Craft is all about upcycling I agree. :)

  • CrochetBlogger

    Nice find. So detailed! It's not quite the same but another paper artist I like is Viviana Santamarina who does knit and crochet paper sculptures.

  • deadlyknitshade

    They sounds amazing! Must check her out. Thanks!

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