Artist Creates Three-Dimensional Animals from Strips of Rolled Recycled Newspaper

Chie Hitotsuyama Creates Three-Dimensional Animals from Strips of Rolled Recycled Newspaper Lizard

These three-dimensional rolled paper sculptures, created by Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama, are full of life and character. Their lively expressions convey the strength needed for their survival in their natural surroundings, which can sometimes be unforgiving. Within her works she uses old newspapers that have stopped serving their purpose as means of information. After carefully rolling, cutting and placing each piece meticulously, Hitotsuyama is able to breath artistic life and value through those newspapers and repurpose them into these beautiful creatures. She will be showcasing her work through an exhibition and residency at the MOAH:CEDAR in Lancaster, California until January 7, 2017.

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Her work is a metaphor for the current state of the global climate change conversation. Hitotsuyama comes to MOAH:CEDAR as the Museum of Art and History’s second artist in residence, focused on environmental subjects and communicating these issues creatively through the use of recycled paper art and public engagement. As part of her residency, Hitotsuyama has designed workshops to introduce her work and techniques to the public, which will connect participants to the region and include reference to local wildlife.

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#chiehitotsuyama exhibit opens Oct 2 at #moahcedar sponsored by #latimes @latimes lancastermoah.org

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