Patrick Cabral’s Intricate Paper Art is Inspired by Endangered Species

Some paper artists are simply trying to make something beautiful and explore new paper-cutting techniques, but Patrick Cabral found a way to take this art form to a whole new level. In addition to looking extraordinary, his paper sculptures also shed light on certain endangered animal species that desperately need our help.

Based in Manila, the Philippines, Cabral spent many years focusing on typography before turning to paper art. His foray into the world of letters and typography started when he was only 11 years old, and it eventually transformed into a successful career in the field of design.

Paper art is just an extension of his versatile portfolio, but it helped him become a true internet sensation. His Instagram page Dark Gravity now counts over 80,000 followers, and most of his posts feature the paper sculptures of different endangered species.

From pandas and elephants to rhinos and sea turtles, animals that are put in danger by the current state of our planet are the shining stars of Cabral’s art. His main goal is to “educate the younger generation about the plight of these species”, and he’s doing so by sharing his artwork with the world and donating the half of profit he earns from selling these sculptures to the World Wildlife Fund.