Animal Sculptures Made of Densely Rolled Newspaper by Chie Hitotsuyama


To be perfectly honest I wasn’t too familiar with paper artistry before seeing this gallery of photos.  Don’t get me wrong.  I know that people are incredibly skills at making works of art with paper.  However, artist Chie Hitotsuyama takes it to an whole different left.   She creates textured sculptures of animals using a technique involving rolled strips of wet newspaper.

According to Colossal

The compact application of each newspaper segment proves to be an elegant method of forming the wild fur of snow monkeys or the density of scales found on the back of an iguana. For Hitotsuyama, these details are critical as she seeks to create the most lifelike sculptures possible.

“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 keep insisting on reality and producing my life-sized work as much as possible in order to convey their lives.”

Chie’s art is currently on display in California and will be there until January 2017.   We’ve gathered some excellent pictures of her work below as well as a video of her during the process.  One thing’s for certain:  you’ll never look at a newspaper the same way again.  These pieces are incredible.










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