Jong-i jeobgi is the Korean word for origami. Jong-i jeobgi is commonly taught to schoolchildren as part of lessons on art, science, math, and history. It’s an important part of Korean culture because Korean Hanji Paper used in this art finds its roots as far back as the 3rd century. Numerous Korean paper artists are experts in this contemporary form of art and Lee Ji-hee is no different.
She builds scale models of food, household furnishings, and brightly colored vehicles for her commercial clients. The works are meticulously designed down to the smallest detail that no one believes are made out of nothing but colorful papers.
In 2017 the artist created a series of vintage cameras, dramatically lighting each as if on the set of a noir film. You can see more of her perfectly folded and glued miniature works on her website, Instagram, and Behance.
Scroll on to see few of our favorite colorful papers sculptures from Lee Ji-hee’s collection curated below and enjoy peeps!