Adam Tran’s exquisite origami models of prehistoric creatures look just like realistic models from museum exhibits. The artist uses textured paper and intricate folds to create leathery figures of dinosaurs, insects and entire skeletons frozen in poses of convincing motion. He achieves shapes that seem impossible given the material. With his touch, pieces of paper transform into jagged teeth, spiny bones and sharp claws.
The Vietnam-based artist creates many of the models for nationwide origami exhibitions designed to preserve Vietnamese traditions and to raise awareness about the art of origami’s rich history.