Eric Standley made Stained Glass Windows by Cut Paper

Eric Standley

Either/Or Newmarch. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows created entirely from laser-cut paper. Standley stacks well over 100 sheets for many of his pieces which involve months of planning, drawing, and assembly. The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

Either/Or Newmarch, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2014.

Zeno of Elea. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

standley-5Zeno of Elea, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

Zeno of Elea II. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

Zeno of Elea II, detail. Cut paper, 20″x20″, 2013.

Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.

Either/Or Tetragon 6.7.1, detail. Cut paper, 8″x10″, 2014.


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