Animal Sculptures Made Of Rolled Newspaper By Chie Hitotsuyama

Using nothing but everyday newspaper, expert paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama crafts realistic, exquisitely detailed sculptures of the animal kingdom. To create each creature, Hitotsuyama skillfully binds rolled and twisted pieces of wet newspaper to each other. By varying the thickness and contours of the paper, she is able to precisely produce any figure she desires—from an animated little monkey to a resting rhinoceros.

Animal sculptures made of rolled newspaper by Chie Hitotsuyama

She even utilizes the colored print on newspapers to create impressive gradations.

The process is completed entirely by hand, and requires a tremendous amount of paper prowess.

Animal sculptures made of rolled newspaper by Chie Hitotsuyama

While the Japanese artist has obviously honed her craft, her passion for her subject matter goes beyond the artistic side of her work: “More than anything else, I’m particular about the realistic feel of the animals.” she told Kokusai Pulp & Paper.

Animal sculptures made of rolled newspaper by Chie Hitotsuyama

“Animals that live in nature are equal to us in the sense that we live together on this planet. Sometimes they sleep. Sometimes they eat. They are living ordinary everyday lives just like us. I would like to keep insisting on reality and producing my life-sized work as much as possible in order to convey their lives.”

Animal sculptures made of rolled newspaper by Chie Hitotsuyama

Links: Mymodernmet.com – Hitotsuyamastudio.com

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