Anatomy and Art

a blog by Sara Egner

Takayuki Hori

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So, I was just thinking how it’s gotten awfully technical around here lately, and I should show some more artists’ work for a change of pace again.  And then tonight I stumbled into Tatayuki Hori’s Oritsunagumono (things folded and connected), winner of the 2001 Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Award, according to Colossal Art and Design.

I wish that I had a direct website to point you towards for the artist directly, but for all of the blog articles available on his work, I haven’t seen anything from him directly.  If any of you reading know of a more direct source, please comment.

As for the project itself, please allow me to copy the description up at Design Bloom

“each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or,
on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild.
using the ancient tradition of folded paper, hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model.
once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story
of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem.”

The exhibition at large, looks like this…

…with each figure underlit so that it emphasizes the translucency and fragility of the piece, and each featured next to a wall hanging of the printing diagram prior to folding.

Here is one of the diagrams.

And here is the 3D model of that same piece.

Impressive work, most certainly.

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May 4th, 2011 at 12:32 am

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