Amazing animal sculptures by Hitotsuyama Studio crafted from tightly rolled newspaper strips.
Formed by artist Chie Hitotsuyama and creative director Tomiji Tamai, Hitotsuyama Studio is a Japanese collective based in Fuji city in Shizuoka. In countless working steps, Chie Hitotsuyama creates textured animal sculptures from thousands of rolled strips of wet newspaper. The artist’s aim is to create the most lifelike sculptures possible. The textures of the rolled newspaper strips perfectly imitate the skin and fur of each animal. More below.
Lancaster, California based MOAH:CEDAR currently features 19 of Chie Hitotsuyama’s life-size sculptures in a multi-dimensional exhibition called ‘To Hear Your Footsteps’. The show will run until January 7, 2017. It’s the first American exhibition of Chie Hitotsuyama’s sculptural work. Below you can find a little more of her outstanding animal sculptures. For those who want to know more about the artist, please visit her website: hitotsuyamastudio.com
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