A paper artist based in Manila is able to make endangered animals come to life.
With no computer involved, Patrick Cabral cuts intricate patterns on layers of papers. He uses an X-Acto Knife, different blades and premium recycled papers. He stacks 20-30 layers to form a 3D portrait. A finished portrait takes 10-15 days.
Cabral shows History his most expensive commissioned work – the wolf and the cat. They were sold for US$4,000 each.
He has also created a white rhinoceros and Tamaraw. So far, Patrick has made 13 pieces, each with a value of US$2,000.
Half of the proceeds are donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He collaborated with WWF and Acts of Kindness to highlight the plight of endangered species and raise awareness about the environment.
With pieces of accessible and inexpensive paper plus lots of skill, he’s saving the world’s endangered animals.