RSS

Kojima’s Life-Sized Single-Sheet Polar Bear

20 Nov

Originally posted on MAKE:

kojima _BYAKU_01

Japanese artist Nahoko Kojima has been fine-tuning her classic Japanese paper-cutting technique since 1987, when she was 6 years old, and it shows. She’s known for her large-scale, single-sheet creations, and her latest, titled Byaku (which means white), gracefully depicts a life-sized swimming polar bear. Cut from one sheet of roughly 10’x10′ washi paper, Byaku took Kojima seven months from concept to creation, and was her most challenging piece to date.

kojima byaku with artist3

Kojima writes, “I did lots of sketches and research about how they live and behave … thought very carefully about the paper to use for the piece and chose a white washi which has low kouzo. This makes the the paper go yellow after being in the sun for a long time. This was perfect because the polar bearʼs coat also goes through a similar change. … I want people to enjoy looking at this piece, thatʼs it.”
Kojima working on Byaku

Kojima…

View original 90 more words

About these ads
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 630 other followers

%d bloggers like this: