‘Oritsunagumono’ (translated as ”things folded and connected”) is a collection of origami works by artist takayuki hori, created to highlight the environmental threat of pollution to a number of species native to japan’s coastal waterways.
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.
While the animal skeletons appear as x-ray images, the garbage they ingest is frequently highlighted in colour.
Too cute. Source DesignBoom.
Thanks to Beni from Outfacing for sharing 🙂