Multi-disciplinary artist Patrick Cabral is recognized for his brilliant paper cutting skill, layering – layer by layer – delicate pieces of paper to create mesmerizing portraits and sculptures of animals.
His most viral series, launched in 2017, was dedicated to endangered species of animals, highlighting the preciousness of animals and what we stand to lose if we don’t act fast. “My art can help educate the younger generation about the plight of these species,” remarked Cabral. “I want everyone to go beyond social media and contribute their time and presence to causes that are important to them.”
Cabral practices what he preaches. With support from the philanthropic organization Acts of Kindness, and in partnership with World Wildlife Fund Philippines, Cabral’s work is being used to educate with half of his sculpture sales donated to WWF-Philippines.
What does the future hold for this paper art master? In an interview with spot.ph, he stressed that he’s obsessed with the “math of design” but that ultimately, he wants to make a personal impact. “I’m just trying to capture awe,” he says, “to make your brain freeze and say, ‘This is not possible.’”
he continues to be obsessed with the “math of design”—something that seems to be fundamental to his art-making. But ultimately, he wants to make a personal impact: “I’m just trying to capture awe,” says Cabral, “to make your brain freeze and say, ‘This is not possible.’”