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Paper art

Jordan Magaziner Steinfeld
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Alexander Montoya

Alexander Montoya is a self-taught paper artist, always thinking of new creations.

This summer, sixth grader Alexander Montoya had his hands full – of paper. The self-taught paper artist, finding himself with lots of extra time, focused on his original, detailed paper structures. He’s created several Model Ts, a tiny observatory, an ice cream shop, a baby grand piano and a car trailer. Mom Heather loves displaying his artworks in glass boxes, including a home he made her for Mother’s Day. She also thought it would be nice for him to make a replica of a West U home featured in one of friend and author Chris Cander’s books, which Chris loved. Alexander said paper art takes a lot of time and focus and that paper thickness is key; he prefers notebook or printer paper. See “The Art of Paper Art” by Rachel Teichman.  

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