Oritsunagumono by Takayuki Hori

Oritsunagumono by Takayuki Hori sculpture paper origami birds anatomy

Oritsunagumono by Takayuki Hori sculpture paper origami birds anatomy

Oritsunagumono by Takayuki Hori sculpture paper origami birds anatomy

Two origami posts in a row? Yes, my friends. Each more incredible than the last. Behold the work of Japanese student Takayuki Hori which won first place in the 2010 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition. The collection, entitled Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected) involves the skeletons of eight endangered species which are delicately printed on translucent paper and then folded in an origami fashion to represent the animals. A poignant and grim reminder of life’s fragility. What a brilliant project. (via iain claridge / spoon & tamago)

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