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Hasegawa Yoshio’s Maleable Soda Cans are Meticulously Crafted from Paper

Posted By Helen Morgan On July 20, 2011 @ 1:00 pm In Art | No Comments

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Hand-crafted by Japanese artist Hasegawa Yoshio [1], these stunningly intricate cans have been made entirely from wireframe and paper! The beautiful sculptures recreate the impression of twisted and discarded soda cans [2] - which even look as if they’ve been plucked from a cool recycling promotion (although perhaps unintentionally). And while delicate to the eye, the pliable cans can be crumpled and readily re-formed into a different object.


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Made using only paper, and coated with acrylic, the cans each seem incredibly realistic. But instead of being made from the more robust aluminium, the paper is completely malleable [3]and can be molded into various shapes. But that is only by the hands of this extraordinary artist!

+ Hasegawa Yoshio [1]

Via NotCot [4]


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[1] Hasegawa Yoshio: http://www.keikogallery.com/artist/others/hasegawa_yoshio.html

[2] soda cans: http://inhabitat.com/is-it-green-the-biodegradable-soft-drink-can/

[3] paper is completely malleable : http://inhabitat.com/richard-sweeney-paper-sculpture/

[4] NotCot: http://www.notcot.org/post/41746/

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