Paper Sculptures

The Paper Hurricane: Part 4

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this final installment, Suhail takes us through the last stages of construction, delivery and installation! Suhail Shaikh, 2021 Once the fuselage halves, empennage, Warren frame, engine […]

The Paper Hurricane: Part 3

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this third installment, Suhail takes us through the detailed process of building the Hurricane’s Merlin engine and instrument panel. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 Once the fuselage halves […]

The Paper Hurricane: Part 2

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this second installment, Suhail takes us through the detailed process of building the Hurricane. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 I started by diving into research on the plane […]

The Paper Hurricane: Part 1

Have you seen the Paper Hurricane that flies alongside Spitfire RW388 in the Spitfire Gallery? Artist Suhail Shaikh takes us through the epic journey of the sculpture’s creation. In this first installment, Suhail explains his background and how he came to merge his love of aviation with his paper-based artist practice. Suhail Shaikh, 2021 A […]