Prepare to have your minds blown, Padawans. No, really. That Star Wars scene with Leia and R2-D2 pictured above? It’s all cut from a single sheet of A4 (8 inches by 11.5 inches) paper. Artist Marc Hagan-Guirey, also known as Paper Dandy, is a Kirigami Jedi Master. Kirigami is a variation of origami that involves cutting the paper rather than folding it. Though it looks like Hagan-Guirey uses a combination of the Force and a lightsaber to create such detailed scenes, he wields a scalpel. I’m still convinced The Force plays a role.
His latest project focuses on the galaxy far, far away. Cut Scenes features 12 kirigami models of scenes from the Star Wars films, and they are all intricate and unbelievable. The art features the Millennium Falcon, the carbon freezing scene at the end of The Empire Strikes Back, and the bunker on Endor, among others. To maximize presentation and visibility of all the itty bitty cuts, the models are displayed in light boxes.
Hagan-Guirey is looking for assistance to produce an exhibition of Cut Scenes. He’s turned to Kickstarter to raise funds needed to finish making the kirigami scenes (six of them are done) and to have more display cases manufactured. You can back the campaign for almost 30 more days — rewards hit price points between £5 all the way up to £1,600. Supporting the project at lower levels will get you gratitude and digital downloads while going for the highest reward will ensure you receive one of the kirigami models complete with the light box display.
Who else is convinced Hagan-Guirey is actually a Jedi Master? Head to the comments and let me know what you think about the art!