Meticulously Shaped Animal Portraits by Tiffany Miller Russell

Colorado-based wildlife artist and natural history illustrator Tiffany Miller Russell uses carefully molded paper to express the special characteristics of her animal. To begin the sculptural works, the artist creates the first drawing. She then cuts and forms found paper by hand to build a three-dimensional pixel beneath the original illustration.

“I delight in the unique and unusual,” she shares Colossal,” and my goal when creating is to speak with my viewer that excitement. I hope to pass with a small amount of miracle for the world around us.”

Along with producing paper sculptures for the past fifteen years, The artist has also volunteered in a zoology prep lab and paleontology laboratory to further her knowledge and personal enthusiasm for evolutionary history. They have personalities and go about the world in their own ways that matter.