A Filipino graphic designer and art director has created a stunning series of paper sculptures depicting endangered animals. The artworks are for sale and half of the proceeds will go to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Patrick Cabral has worked in the past for various well-known brands like Coca-Cola and San Miguel, the largest food, beverage and packaging company in Southeast Asia.
He has recently partnered with WWF Philippines to create a collection of intricate paper sculptures of endangered animals such as pandas, tigers, rhinos, and pangolins. The items are cut by hand and feature complex shapes and patterns that make up each creature’s face.
The Manila-based artist’s works will be sold over at Acts of Kindness, a web-app and platform that allows artists to access a larger audience, and in turn, creators donate at least 20 percent of their sales to the listed charity of their choice.
In this case, the beneficiary is the Philippines branch of WWF, which has 13 project sites all over the country and holds a vital role in protecting and preserving the population of Tamaraws and Whale Sharks in the region.
“I had the pleasure of meeting a couple of representatives from WWF,” said Cabral. “they were very passionate about saving these endangered species, and at the same time helping the communities around the habitat of these species. I wanted to help more than by just making these artworks in the safe confines of my home.”
Each of Cabral’s highly adorned paper sculptures comes encased in a 16×16 inch square or a 6×20 inch rectangle. If you’re interested in his work you can check out his Instagram feed, where he regularly posts updates of his amazingly delicate creations.