I am always impressed when I see artwork that requires meticulous amounts of detail work. I’m probably impressed because I tend to be the kind of artist/designer that gets “Attention to detail”, but would have a hard time spending hours cutting out paper sculptures by hand. This is even worse now that I have spent the last 20 years working primarily with computer generated stuff.
American artist Jill Sylvia creates intensely detailed paper sculptures, cutting sections of paper by hand with a xacto knife. The works are absolutely amazing and range from buildings, to meticulously cut balance sheets from accounting books. Each cut is a precision movement that is executed with the accuracy of a laser. I have no idea how long these take to produce, but I can guarantee they are time-consuming, and the end result is just wonderful.