Creating building models for school projects back in college was always a challenge. Aside from design, we would definitely pride in using unique materials. Artist Jill Sylvia definitely raises the bar of difficulty in her ridiculously detailed architectural models made out of hand-cut ledger paper. Yes,ledger paper. The lines of the book-bound sheet are cut in between so you can part see through it. This makes her models even more interesting as it lets you peek inside the structure, without peeling off an element.
A few examples of her paper artworks are the White House, Jefferson Memorial and U.S. Capitol building. These are intensely detailed structures and you’re probably thinking of large-scale models and how can paper take all the weight? The answer is a small-scale model and a very steady hand for detail. Shown above is the Jefferson Memorial which only measures 5.25″ x 5.5″ x 6.5″. See more of her work below!
For more of her artworks, visit Jill Sylvia’s website.