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Tina Kraus

  • Paper worker
  • Münster, Germany
  • Rising Star
Tina Kraus Paper worker
German, English, French
By appointment only
+49 25139558052
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Recreating the bizarre and the beautiful

  • • Tina is inspired by nature and evolution
  • • She wants to show the value of disregarded species
  • • Her first paper animal was a goliath stick insect

Two of Tina Kraus's most precious talents are a keen eye for detail and enough patience to dedicate herself to extremely delicate artworks, painstakingly assembled in a time-consuming labour of love. She studied design and illustration at the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany, where she’s based, and lived in Seoul, South Korea, for a while as an exchange student. Crepe paper is her material of choice; she is constantly experimenting with it and developing new ways to create something original. When she’s not in her studio, she’s either cooking some delicious vegan food or exploring the world on her bicycle.

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Paper damselfly

Handcrafted paper sculpture of the beautiful demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx virgo). Tina experimented with iridescent effects for the wings but eventually opted for the 'pure' paper look.

Length 9 cm

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Paper Hercules beetle

Handmade paper sculpture of the Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules), one of the largest beetles in the world, native to Central and South America.

Length 18 cm

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Paper gecko

Handmade life-sized paper sculpture of a crested gecko, mounted on a driftwood piece. This is the first and only paper reptile Tina has made so far.

Length 21 cm

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Paper Venus flytrap

Handmade lifelike paper sculpture of a Venus flytrap. Tina has always wanted one, but they are hard to keep alive.

Height 19 cm

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Paper orchid mantis

Crepe paper sculpture of an orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus). This is one of the first sculptures that Tina created.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Height 12 cm

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