For most people, newspapers are for reading. But not if your name is Chie Hitotsuyama. Instead, this Japanese Japanese artist turns them into these incredibly lifelike animal sculptures. She makes them by tightly rolling and binding pieces of wet newspaper. The whole process is done entirely by hand and she even uses the colored print to enhance the contours of her sculptures. Chie creates the most wonderful sculptures from something that most people would simply throw in the trash. What a brilliant way of turning bad news into something positive! Also, be sure to check out the video below to see how she does it!
“More than anything else, I’m particular about the realistic feel of the animals,” she shares with Kokusai Pulp & Paper. “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.”