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.
Artist Matt Shlian's preferred medium isn't clay, or paint, or video. It's ordinary, everyday paper that he transforms into other worldly designs. Here's a look at his process, and how he merges art and science with perfectly beautiful balance.