When a stock photographer approached Barcelona-based paper artist Raya Sader Bujana (you may have seen her paper food sculptures) for help in creating imagery to represent the Olympics, she really went for the gold. The paper-figurines she designed for photographer Abel Mitja’s stock images are intricate pieces of sculpture that recall topographic architecture models. 

Bujana aimed to capture the motion of sports through the movements of gymnasts, javelin throwers, tennis stars, and more. Each figure is made of up to 150 paper pieces and 500 separators, representing hours and hours of work. 

See her series, photographed here by Leo García Mendez, below, and follow the rest of her work on Instagram

[h/t All Things Paper]