Eric Standley is an artist and educator living and working in Virginia. His vector drawings are painstakingly assembled from an array of colors woven together with mathematical precision to create elaborate 3-D works of art. Often these works are created using well over 100 layers of paper and can take months of planning and drawing. In designing his pieces, Standley envisions three to seven layers of paper at one time, picturing how they will build upon one another. His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation.

Eric Standley’s Intricate Laser Cut Stained Glass Paper Windows
Eric Standley’s Intricate Laser Cut Stained Glass Paper Windows

Eric Standley’s Intricate Laser Cut Stained Glass Paper Windows Eric Standley’s Intricate Laser Cut Stained Glass Paper Windows Eric Standley’s Intricate Laser Cut Stained Glass Paper Windows

Artist bio:

Eric Standley received his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art and his M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and the Foundations of Art and Design Coordinator for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He sleeps on rare occasions and dreams that with hard work and concentration he might one day become a modernist. He holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a daily basis.

[via HiFructose, TwistedSifter]