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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 Paper

Paper Meticulously Transformed Into Camera

Lifelike Paper Sculpture Of CalculatorPaper Turned Paint Brush

Paper Skillfully Crafted Into Everyday Objects

Everyday Objects Crafted Out Of Paper

Paper Skillfully Transformed Into Measuring Tape

Delicate Jewelry Intricately Crafted By Paper

Paper Skillfully Handcrafted Into Delicate Jewelry

Deceptive Paper Sculpture Of Pencil

Lifelike Paper Sculpture Of Pencil

Skillfully Handcrafted Paper Pieces

Makiko 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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