Australian architect and artist, Horst Kiechle, created this magnificent structure of a torso, complete with removable organs, from 200gms/sqm white cards.
Horst had posted these images on his Flickr where they sat for over a year and a half before being discovered by the folks at My Modern Met. I tell you, Flickr can be a gold mine for creative talent. The response was so huge that they did a follow up post/interview with him.
Horst built the model in a 3D program first and then converted it to a flat 2D pattern. He says the “skill comes with positioning the triangles in such a way that they suggest curvature with as few triangles as possible.”
Enough people have requested a template for the torso that he might consider creating a simpler version for people to build themselves!
View more photos of the piece on Horst’s Flickr.