27 Backlit Paper Scupltures That Will Take You To Another World

A proper lighting is always good for creating different effects in any form of art. It is the play between shadow and light that can make even the ugly seem mysterious and alluring, creating a simple, yet powerful special effect. Colorado based artistic duo Hari and Deepti have used the magic of the backlight in intricate paper sculptures.

Carved from many layers of paper, the work of these amazing artists might seem mundane and all right when you observe it in daylight. However, when it gets dark and you turn the lights on, you will be transported into a fairytale world of wonders. The images in the carved boxes come to life and you see the full beauty and intricate design, giving you a whole new appreciation of the tiny sculptures and dioramas.

The main focus is on storytelling and you will definitely be pulled in the stories these 27 works of art have to tell.

1. 20.000 Leagues Under The Sea

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2. One Drop In The Ocean

A Drop In The Ocean

3. Big Fish

Big Fish

4. By The River


5. Cavernous Beasts

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6. Fields Of Gold


7. Firewolves


8. The Old Banyan Tree


9. Old Man And The Sea


10. This Is Where I Belong