Gallery: Artist Taku Satoh’s 3D Japanese Alphabet is Made Out of Layere...

Photo © Taku Satoh Design Office

Taku Satoh Design Office created this 3D paper version of the Japanese Hiragana alphabet in response to the prevalence of superflat media, where we read and watch from 2D screens. Unveiled at Gallery Kobo and called “Two Experiments Exhibition”, the artwork features delicate biodegradable letters created by carefully stacking hundreds of differently shaped pieces of paper.

Taku Satoh Design Office encased each letter inside a wooden box, emphasizing  the importance of each one individually and as a collection. Displayed on a dark floor in alphabetical order, the ephemeral artwork stands out and lifts itself from the ground. A work of art, a comment on digital media or just a nice way to learn Japanese, this collection of 3 dimensional Hiragana letters are in interesting and thoughtful way to use paper.

+ Taku Satoh

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