Sculptures Hand-Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Cloud Leopard

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Cloud Leopard, detail

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Cloud Leopard, detail

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Cloud Leopard, installation view

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Nahoko Kojima working on Byaku, upcoming

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Peacock (3.3′ x 4.25′)

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Peacock, detail

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Kojima holding artwork

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Chandelier, two paper planes

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Chandelier, detail

Sculptures Hand Cut from Single Sheets of Paper by Nahoko Kojima sculpture paper
Migration

Japanese paper artist Nahoko Kojima cuts intricate sculptures of animals, textures, and other natural phenomenon from single sheets of paper, some of which are displayed encased in acrylic sheets while others like her Cloud Leopard are installed as 3D artworks. The artist is currently working on a new piece titled Byaku that will be unveiled at the Jerwood Space in London next month, an ambitious artwork of a life-sized swimming polar bear made using a single sheet of white Washi paper.

You can see much more of Kojima’s work in this online gallery, and learn more about her work at Solo Kojima, a design studio she founded with Shari Solo. (via designboom)

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