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Exquisite Paper Fish and Birds by Lisa Lloyd Twist in Elegant Motion

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one pink and one navy fighting fish appear suspended in a circular formation

“Flux.” All images © Lisa Lloyd, shared with permission

An elegant, energetic menagerie continues to emerge from Lisa Lloyd’s Brighton studio. Known for her painstaking precision and deft layering process, the artist (previously) imbues her paper sculptures with an immense amount of life, each creature conveying movement and vigor.

One of Lloyd’s most recent works, “Flux,” centers on a pair of fighting fish with gracefully swishing fins. Made in collaboration with the printer Barnard & Westwood, the bettas sport tiny speckles and stripes on their scales as their bodies curve toward each other. Additional sculptures include the anatomical “Ovule,” which depicts a bird severed to reveal a gold spine and flower in its torso, and her recent Rise series of avian-like forms with long, sweeping tails.

Many of the works shown here will be on view through October 15 at StART Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery in London. Lloyd also generously shares insights into her process on Instagram.

a close up image of a navy fish with elegant swishing fins

Detail of “Flux”

a close up of striped and dotted fins

Detail of “Flux”

a flying bird sculpture made of navy and gold paper


two bird like forms in bright colored paper appear to swish toward the center

“Rise 01”

two bird like forms in bright colored paper appear to swish toward the center

“Rise 03”

two bird like forms in bright blue and gold colored paper appear to swish toward the center

“Rise 02”

a hand uses a tweezers to apply scales to a navy paper fish

The artist works on “Flux”

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