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Intricate Miniature Tape, Thread, and Toothbrush Sculptures

Japanese visual artist Takahiro Iwasaki manipulates common objects, transforming them into intricately designed sculptures. From carving into rolls of tape and carefully assembling the loose threads from towels and socks to architecturally constructing the bristles from toothbrushes, Iwasaki repurposes ordinary objects into extraordinary landscapes and tiny monuments in his Out of Disorder series.

Each miniature creation by the Hiroshima-based artist is meticulously put together, awakening the viewer's senses to the many opportunities there are for art to emerge around us. Additionally, Iwasaki exposes the visual strength of materials we often presume as fragile and flimsy like thread. His work surprises audiences with the sturdiness of string by mimicking far more powerful constructs like imposingly monstrous cranes and electrical towers.

Images via [C24 Gallery, Cornerhouse, artscharity.org, Karl Steel, artsplastiquesbeauregard, Cafe Art Info]
via [Colossal]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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