It's hard not to be blown away by these stunning folded reliefs by Japanese paper artist Yuko Nishimura. Scroll down to the last image to see how big they are!
Organic, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2006
Stream, 100 cm x 100 cm, 2006
Sculpture, 17" x 13"
Ori Gallery, 2005
"Japanese people unconsciously experience the action of folding on a daily basis, and therefore encounter various folded forms. I think there must be a special meaning for Japanese people through this everyday practice, folding."
"Only by folding one piece of paper an expressive masterpiece can be created. This is the Japanese way of folding. In order to link the past with future generations regarding the form of folding, I do not limit myself to the category of origami but consider the pursuit of any possibility of folding paper." (more)
(via design vagabond)