Incredibly, no special effects were used to create these visuals. The sculptures consist of thousands of layers of paper, arranged in a honeycomb-like lattice and pieced together with glue. Then, using a subtractive carving technique, Hongbo chips away with an electric saw to achieve the desired shapes.
Yes, like a slinky. These marble-looking sculptures that look like they're from Ancient Greece are actually completely malleable, deformable, slinky-like art pieces. You see, the sculptures are made from thousands of sheets of paper to appear solid when still. When you tug at the sculpture though, you can stretch it…
At first glance, the heads, busts and body parts created by Li Hongbo resemble simple plaster casts. But upon closer, hands-on inspection, it becomes clear that the Beijing artist's anatomical models are something entirely out of the ordinary.