Eric Standley is an usual artist who makes some of the most dazzling Islamic and Gothic inspired art out there. However, hile the old masters used chisel and hammer, Standley uses lasers. Eric’s work consists of successive layers of intricately cut paper sheets, which when assembled together turn into a piece that is a marvel to behold. The result is so complex and detailed that the works should be examined from multiple perspectives to be fully appreciated.
“The reverence for these structures seems to have to do with the infinite,” explains the artist. “It’s trying to project something that’s not even human.”
Indeed, sampling some of his work one gets some of the sense and reverence a massive cathedral or complex mandala might emanate. The absolute root inspiration for Standley’s work might not seem to impressive at first glance; he first got the idea after discovering a strange pattern in cereal boxes he was working with. Personally, I find the story a great example of how divergent thinking and creativity can spark amazing art. Here’s some of his work for you to enjoy.
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