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Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls
Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 30, 2011 @ 11:20 am In Art,carousel showcase,Design | No Comments
Eiji Watanabe gives these paper butterflies wings. Painstakingly cut from illustrated field guides, the butterflies are then showcased en masse - like a swarm of newly liberated creatures - to the walls and ceilings of this room. Previously on show at the Kenji Taki gallery, this incredible installation from 2009 calls attention to the mystery behind classifying and naming things.
We’ve been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco . What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their development. Watanabe cut out hundreds of butterflies  of varying sizes to create a colorful, vibrant, and altogether curious effect. We think his installation creates far more butterfly appeal than some stinking field guide!
+ Eiji Watanable 
Via This is Colossal 
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 toothpick rendition of San Francisco: http://inhabitat.com/amazingly-patient-artist-uses-100000-toothpicks-to-create-incredible-sculpture-of-san-francisco/
 hundreds of butterflies: http://inhabitat.com/trashed-beer-cans-become-butterflies-in-flight/
 + Eiji Watanable: http://www.kenjitaki.com/artists_e/watanabe_e.html
 This is Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/
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