3D Cityscapes begin as photographs

A template is made by tracing each structure in the photograph and organizing them into layers based on depth. Each layer is digitally edited, printed, then cut.


This cut photo paper is layered and supported by a hidden structure, taking on the depth and perspective of the scene.


Made from paper, wood, acrylic and foam core, this work has grown in complexity and size.


Current projects are over 5 feet wide and constructed from hundreds of parts.  The piece below is on display in the lobby of Thompson Coburn LLC, in Chicago.


These pieces are meant to be viewed from different angles, revealing hidden scenery and recreating the wonder of exploring a city for the first time.