Here on MobiSpirit, we’ve featured a fair share of paper artists, incorporating techniques that include anything from paper quilling to papercutting. But even amongst these selected talents, Patrick Cabral stands out. Based in the Philippines, Cabral uses papercutting to carve portraits of endangered animals.
His Endangered Species series is supported by the philanthropic organization Acts of Kindness, and is also in partnership with World Wildlife Fund Philippines, with the aim to educate the public about the plight of at-risk animals. According to Cabral, a portion of the sales from this collection has gone towards supporting nature preservation in the Philippines.
But what is even more incredible, is that Cabral doesn’t limit himself to only paper. A multi-disciplinary artist through and through, his talents include calligraphy, sculpting, web designing, and even app development. His creative career actually began with web developing and animating, having worked for corporate branding and digital advertising, as well as fashion websites.
According to his personal website, he first found his artistic voice when he was only 11-years-old and when he took an odd job of writing the names of graduating students’ high school diplomas. Who would’ve imagined this would only be the beginning of an incredibly fruitful career?