Shadow of Knives: Awesome Silhouette Art Cut Out of Butcher Knives

In this sharp series by Chinese artist Li Hongbo, butcher knives are transformed into works of art. Created with an intention of spreading the message that “human beings will eventually destroy themselves because of their gluttony and their abuse of animals”, Hongbo created silhouette shapes as metal sculptures in the blades. The butcher knives were on display in his solo exhibition.

Bizarre Expanding Paper Sculptures

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Bending like etherial images from our dreams, the insanely complex sculptures of Beijing based Li Hongbo look solidly constructed until they are surprisingly bent into long undulating shapes. Hongbo constructs his sculptures out of a multitude of paper layers, carefully hand gluing thousands together to form a solid whole – one which often looks more like white marble or resin.