Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 3:03PM
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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 3:03PM
Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

Well, these would make the perfect Star Wars Day present. Artist Marc Hagan-Guirey has used the Japanese paper-folding art of kirigami to recreate infamous scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy using only single sheets of paper. A variation of origami, kirigami involves cutting and folding sheets of paper, rather than just folding.


He says in the official summary of the project: "Armed only with a scalpel, [Hagan-Guirey] painstakingly transforms an ordinary sheet of single A4 paper into a breathtaking piece of three-dimensional architecture. He also hates talking in the 3rd person but it makes for a better read."

This isn't Hagan-Guirey's first foray into kirigami; he's known for his 2012 exhibit "Horrorgami," which featured iconic haunted houses from classic scary movies like Dawn of the Dead, The Shining,The Exorcist, and Rosemary's Baby. That exhibit was so successful, it spun off into an accompanying book

But since Disney owns Star Wars, and is notoriously stingy with its rights, Hagan-Guirey couldn't replicate that financial success with his latest endeavor. In order to avoid copyright issues, he turned to Kickstarter in order to fund the project, rather than profiting off of sales.

He calls it the "Cut Scene" exhibition, and it's a must-see for any Star Wars fan:

Princess Leia giving R2-D2 the Death Star plans


Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



The Carbonite Chamber

Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]

Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



If you look closely, you can see Han Solo trapped in the carbonite. "My main challenge was to try and get the crane grips as close to Han in the frozen block as possible," Hagan-Guirey told Wired. "It's probably been through five revisions."

Endor

Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



The Battle of Hoth

Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]


"I love this," said Hagan-Guirey. "The whole section on Hoth is one of my favorites in the original saga. This one has a trench with canons running through it. I get giddy about adding as much detail as possible."

Jabba's Barge

Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]


"Complete with Sarlacc pit, minus digitally added weird beak thing."

The Millennium Falcon


Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



Artist Recreates Iconic Star Wars Scenes Using Single Sheets of Paper

[Credit: Marc Hagan-Guirey]



Hagan-Guirey let us in on a little secret about this recreation of the Millennium Falcon: "If you look to the left you can see Vader and Kenobi dueling."

Via CNN.
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