Paper Craft

Exquisite Cut Paper Shadowbox Pays Homage to Lovely Forest Leaves

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

The inspi­ra­tion for Chao Zou’s paper craft project Forest Smell is aro­ma. “My wife sprayed her­self with my per­fume,” he explains, “who [wore] the [smell] of the forest for all day…” Motif of leaves were his start­ing point, and Chao lay­ered a vari­ety of plants with­in the sil­hou­et­te of a wom­an. Alone, it’s a com­pelling image that has an exquis­ite shad­ow box effect. Once you know the short back­sto­ry, how­ev­er, it’s a unique love let­ter.

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Here’s Chao’s paper craft in progress.

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou

Colorful paper craft by Chao Zou