Calvin Nicholls carefully cuts paper in tiniest pieces and meticulously layers them to form animals and birds who seem to be climbing out of the frame. He starts with a drawing which becomes a pattern for the piece that he then cuts with tools like X-acto knife, scalpel, and scissors. He then assembles these pieces by gluing each paper individually in place. To finish each piece the artist spends anywhere from four weeks to two years.
He is recently honored with an Award of Excellence and the Artists' Choice award for his entry titled "Waiting in the Wings" - Wilson's Bird of Paradise. You can find more amazing paper sculptures by Calvin Nicholls blogged in the past here.