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Eric Standley (featured ) is an artist and educator (associate professor of studio art at Virginia Tech) whose ongoing series of 3D laser cut paper art is found at the intersection of art, tech, history and mathematics.

Standley’s stacked paper sculptures can take up to six months to plan. Many of his artworks involve more than 100 sheets of stacked paper, every layer a meticulously drawn vector design. The ‘paper architect’ must account for structural elements, overlaps, curves and unsupported arches.

Once satisfied with his design, Standley uploads his complex vector drawings to a laser-cutting machine. The cutting process itself can take up to 60 hours to complete. [source]

[via MAKE Magazine]

1. Either/Or Newmarch, 2014

cut paper, 20″ x 20″

either or newmarch (4)

either or newmarch (3)

either or newmarch (2)

either or newmarch (1)

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

2. Either/Or Arch 3.6, 2014

cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 18″ x 24″

Either Or Arch 36 cut paper 18x24 2014 (1)

Either Or Arch 36 cut paper 18x24 2014 (2)

Either Or Arch 36 cut paper 18x24 2014 (3)

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

3. Zeno of Elea, 2013

cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 18″ x 24″ cut paper, 20″ x 20″

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Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

4. Zeno of Elea II, 2013

cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 18″ x 24″ cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 20″ x 20″

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Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY

5. Tetragon Drawings, 2013-21014

cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 18″ x 24″ cut paper, 20″ x 20″ cut paper, 20″ x 20″ Series of 13, 8″ x 10″

either or tetragon drawings (1)

either or tetragon drawings (7)

either or tetragon drawings (5)

Artwork by ERIC STANDLEY