The intricate origami models were folded into shape by Brian Chan, a 31-year-old craft instructor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr Chan began making his breathtaking sculptures when he was just ten years old and taught himself the Japanese art-form using books as a guide.
He has now fashioned more than 100 unique artworks, from people to jungle cats. Many of the models are insects, who make an impressive final product thanks to their scales, shells and antennae.
Most are made from one piece of paper, with extra sheets occasionally used for contrasting parts of the figure, such as a shell or clothing.
He said: 'I started by copying work of other authors about 20 years ago, but after a while I was good enough to start coming up with my own pieces.
'When I was growing up, my parents bought me a lot of origami books - they start with simple models and then the diagrams get more and more complex near the end, so they are good sources for independent learning.
'In 2004, one of the authors whose books I grew up with, Robert Lang, came to MIT to talk and I felt really inspired by what he said.
'That year I folded about 10 models for the MIT Origami Competition, and I won several more awards. Since then I've made more than 100 original designs.'
Mr Chan believes that origami allows artists to express themselves using techniques that are completely their own.
'The basic idea behind creating origami is simple, you are allocating sections of your flat sheet of paper which become folded parts of your model,' he said.
'The method I most often use use is called circle packing.
'Essentially, appendages in the model are formed when circular regions of paper fold umbrella-like into thin flaps.
'Beyond this, there are a lot of other techniques I use to make my models uniquely mine, and much of it just comes from experience, intuition and folding the model many different ways until it is perfect.'
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