Papercut Sculptures by Nahoko Kojima

Professional contemporary Japanese paper cut artist Nahoko Kojima creates these amazing hand-cut paper sculptures.

This life-sized swimming polar bear entitled 'Byaku' took 7 months to create and was cut from just one single sheet of 10x10-foot white Washi paper.

“I did lots of sketches and research about how [polar bears] 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 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.”

This stunning installation, called 'Cloud Leopard', was cut by hand over five months.

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