India-based cut paper artists Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama have set out to construct 365 miniature bird species by the end of 2018.
To form each work, they begin by cutting feathers, beaks, and talons from layers of paper and then using watercolor to produce further detail. Despite the works’ small size (some of the tiniest pieces measuring only 2cm from head to tail), each bird takes four to six hours to finish depending on the extent of the bird’s colorful plumage.
Click here to see the range of birds they have made to date.
In addition to this, and in collaboration with Fizzy Goblet (a leading women’s footwear brand in India), they developed six miniature paper artworks of Juttis (moccasins) which can be worn as brooches.
You can see more of their work at the following links: