Hyperrealistic sculptures of everyday objects made from precisely cut and folded paper by Japanese artist Makiko Azakami. She states that her ideas come from small details of everyday life—the label on a liquor bottle, a tube of toothpaste, a telephone or cow. In 1985, while a staff artist for Sony Creative Products, she crafted a paper Godzilla as a gift for a friend. This motivated her to create more paper objects and what started out as a hobby, turned into a full-time career. Using paper, tape, scissors, tweezers and a knife, she turns a fragile material into works of art without glue or a ruler.
On view at hpgrp Gallery through October 26.