Whether super-sized or handheld, Colette Fu’s pop-up books marvel in both content and structure. Her work provides 3-D insight into places and cultures across the globe. And even in small doses, her ability to build upon and enhance photographs create enormous experiences.
“Inspired by eerie historical sites in Philadelphia and life and culture in China’s Yunnan Province, the land of her ancestors, Colette Fu creates complex pop-up book sculptures that combine images of people, architecture, and elements of the natural world,” National Museum of Women in the Arts says. “She engages passionately with myths, legends, and folklore. The drama of her subjects is matched by her powerful imagery and exceptional engineering skills that take the art of pop-ups to new heights.”
See more her pop-up work below.