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Chie Hitosuyama's Rolled Newspaper Sculptures

 Chie Hitosuyama is a very patient and incredibly talented young Japanese artist and sculptor, who’s work startled and amazed me when I first set eyes on it. Work of this quality is so rare that I had to share these images and short video with the world. If, like me, you are utterly captivated by these wonderful animal sculptures, you should also check out Chie’s website. I already can’t wait to see her next batch of artwork.
 
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Newspapers are part of many people’s daily reading. Yet for Chie Hitosuyama, newspapers offer quite a bit more.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
This Japanese artist, as you can see here, is not particularly interested in the contents of the daily news.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
Instead, Chie molds and sculpts the news into wonderfully realistic sculptures of animals.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
 
She takes her dampened newspaper and forms her designs by rolling, twisting and binding it.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
The whole work is done by hand alone. She somehow manages to make use of the paper’s coloring to add depth and life to her designs.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
It’s wonderful to see something that most of us chuck in the trash made into cheeky macaques, prowling lizards, and slumbering rhinos.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
It’s a brilliant way of turning bad news into something more positive.
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals
Has there ever been a better way of turning bad news – as it always seems to be – into things that make us smile?!
Chie Hitosuyama, art, sculpture, newspaper, animals

Bonus: Watch This Short Video of Chie in Her Workshop

 

H/T: boredpanda.com

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