If you ever tried cutting a simple snowflake out of paper, you
should be able to appreciate the incredibly delicate paper art
by Patrick Cabral. This multi-disciplinary artist is based in
the Philippines and he has just created a gorgeous paper
cut-out series to raise awareness of endangered animals from
all over the world.
Cabral stacks layers upon layers of intricate paper cut-outs
to create sculpture-like 3D portraits of animals from all
over the world who share one defining feature – each of them
is endangered. The highly complex and abstract facial
patterns of these animals serve as a metaphor, reminding
about their fragility. The populations of these pangolins,
snow leopards and other majestic creatures are frail, just
like the cut-out paper that represents them.
Also, to do his part, Cabral sells his work through an online
art auction site called Acts of Kindness, and as an act of
kindness, he donates 50% of all the earnings to World Wide
Fund for Nature in the Philippines.