Origami artist João Charrua creates unexpected figures out of single squares of paper. Instead of relying on recognizable forms, the Portugal-based sculptor tends to create entirely new, surreal creatures. Elsewhere, he offers odes to artists he admires, from the sculptures of Philip Jackson to the above creation, which pays homage to a legendary surrealist.
“This model was created for a friendly challenge with the theme ‘Historical with a legendary variation,’” the artist wrote of the top piece. “The character that I chose may not be a legend (or could be) but the legacy he left us changed the course of history (or at least art history). His work has been a major inspiration for me since a long time ago and still amazes me today when I look any of his paintings. So, this is my humble tribute to the great dreamer Salvador Dali.”
See more of the artist’s work below.