Saturday, 14 May 2011

Hidden in the folds

Beautiful origami by Takayuki Hori. The transparent paper is pre-printed as though with an X-ray of the skeleton of an animal, also revealing the thrown-out human-created garbage it has swallowed, and ten folded into its origami shape. It's intended as a comment on Japan's polluted waterways, and is a spooky, sad comment on Japan's professed love of nature. He calls it oritsunagumono – things folded and connected. A slideshow on Fastcodesign and elsewhere, for the artist (who won a Mitsubishi Junior Designer Award last year for the work.) I can't find a website for Hori yet.
(Update, Sat 14: republished from Thursday after Blogger had some problems and unpublished stuff)

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