Artist Cleverly Folds Paper Into Passionately Kissing Faces | My Modern Met

By Margherita Cole on June 16, 2022

There’s no cutting or glueing involved.

For many, learning how to draw a portrait is one of the most challenging endeavors. Artist Polly Verity, however, manages to render human features without ever reaching for a pencil or paintbrush. Instead, she cleverly folds and creases thick pieces of watercolor paper, canvas, and sometimes wire mesh to create a human visage (or two).

Each of these sculptures interacts with the light source to reveal realistic features, like the nose, nostrils, lips, and eyes that Verity has pinched and smoothed into existence. She makes realistic profiles of individuals as well as portraits of couples kissing one another.[..]



Verity is continually experimenting and excelling with her unique technique, representing all different face shapes along the way. […]


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