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 the aroma. “My wife sprayed herself with my perfume,” he explains, “who with 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