American artist Eric Standley’s intricate stain glass windows could be confused for an actual artwork from the Gothic period – before you find out that it’s laser cut out of colored paper. Currently based in Virginia, Eric layers hundreds of sheets of paper, and his patterns are given depth and perspective by interlacing the positive and negative spaces.

The artist begins each artwork by first making a detailed drawing which guides him through cutting and assembling all the paper pieces. The work requires excruciating amount of patience, but Eric seems to be pretty confident about his work, as explained in his statement: “He holds allegiance to a faith of his own construction, which is reinvented on a daily basis.” Check out the results!

Website: ericstandley.30art.com