Using only a pair of silver tweezers, the U.K.-based artist Lisa Lloyd painstakingly places and glues 4,000 individual slivers of paper against a card frame to create the outline for one of her whimsical animal sculptures.

Having worked for many years in London, first as a graphic designer and as the head of a successful animation studio based in Soho, Lloyd became a paper artist by accident. “I was really working hard. Then I got pregnant, and I started to notice that, because everyone is working on computer screens all the time, people really seemed to enjoy seeing handmade stuff,” says Lloyd.