Nahoko Kojima is an extremely talented Japanese paper artist. She is able to cut incredibly detailed sculptures of animals, patterns, textures, and other images in single sheets of paper. Some of her works are shown encased by acrylic sheets while others are displayed as 3D art.
Her works take months to complete. She is in the process of making a new work entitled "Byaku" that will appear at the Jerwood Space in London next month. It's taking a while because it will be a large-scale piece depicting a swimming polar bear fashioned out of white Washi paper. She has an online gallery where you can see more of her works. Below is a video showing her working her magic.