Yes, it’s paper mache. Wow. The work is by artist Hazel Bryce, who lives in Reading, UK.
Hazel recently completed a new video showing her paper mache seahorse, which you can see below. She also has a number of close-up photos
on her website, and photos of her other work. According to Hazel, the seahorse has been shown at the Royal Academy of Arts London and is currently on exhibition at a Paper museum in the Czech Republic. However, this beautiful piece needs a new home by May 2012. If you have any ideas about where the piece should be exhibited next, Hazel would love to hear from you.
For some reason, Hazel took her website down. Here’s the video: