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Stained Glass Windows Made Out of Stacked Laser-Cut Paper [PHOTOS]

Stained glass windows are made of glass, right?

Artist, designer and associate professor of visual arts at Virginia Tech Eric Standley takes layers of paper and uses lasers to turn them into stained glass window designs.

Standley stacks more than 100 sheets of paper and then uses a laser to carve out intricate patterns and geometric designs, much like those in Gothic and Islamic architecture. The planning, drawing and assembly of his works of art take months to complete.

Discussing his artwork in his biography video, Standley explains:

When I cut paper, I use a laser to cut multiple layers of vector drawings. As I’m drawing, I’m thinking about the negative space, in it’s absence creating physical space as they’re stacked on top of each other.

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