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Realistic Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects Transform the Mundane Into Works of Art

Deceptive Paper Sculpture Of TypewriterTokyo-based artist Makiko Azakami intricately and skillfully crafts paper into realistic replicas of everyday objects.

Azakami’s 30-year penchant for paper began as a hobby, when she spontaneously yet skillfully cut and pasted the material into a miniature sculpture of Godzilla. Inspired by the “beguiling creature,” she produced more paper pieces, eventually turning the craft into a career.

Azakami implements only paper, tape, tweezers, scissors, and a knife to create the strikingly lifelike sculptures, which vary in size and span subject matter—from delicate jewelry to ordinary office supplies. Through careful cutting and meticulous handcrafting, Azakami breathes new life into humdrum objects and creates pieces that are deceptively fragile and extraordinarily detail-oriented.

HPGR Gallery in New York is currently showing I ? Tools, an exhibition of new works by the artist.

Skillfully Crafted Typewriter From PaperPaper Meticulously Transformed Into CameraLifelike Paper Sculpture Of CalculatorPaper Turned Paint BrushPaper Skillfully Crafted Into Everyday ObjectsEveryday Objects Crafted Out Of PaperPaper Skillfully Transformed Into Measuring TapeDelicate Jewelry Intricately Crafted By PaperPaper Skillfully Handcrafted Into Delicate JewelryDeceptive Paper Sculpture Of PencilLifelike Paper Sculpture Of PencilSkillfully Handcrafted Paper PiecesMakiko Azakami: WebsiteFacebook
via [Adventures of Yoo]

All images via Makiko Azakami.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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