Judging by his impressive portfolio, Patrick Cabral clearly knows his way around paper. In his latest series, he sculpts and carves out images of endangered animals, using plain sheets of paper. His series includes impressive renditions the rhino, an elephant, and a panda bear.
According to the Philippines-based artist, his aim with this series is to educate the public about the plight of at-risk animals. Supported by the philanthropic organization Acts of Kindness, and World Wildlife Fund Philippines, a portion of the sales from this collection has gone towards supporting nature preservations in the Philippines.
But Cabral’s creative talent isn’t only restricted to paper. A multi-disciplinary designer and type artist, his practice also includes calligraphy, sculpting, web designing, and even app development. According to his bio, by the mere age of 11, Cabral had taken the odd job of writing the names of graduating students’ high school diplomas.
“I don’t know what to call myself,” he admitted once in an interview with spot.ph. “And I don’t really care about labels.” Whatever his label is, we’re digging it.