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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

eco-design, sustainable design, green design, eco-art, green art, butterflies, Eiji Watanabe, illustrated field guides, Japan, art installation, green art [5]

We’ve been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco [6]. What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their development. Watanabe cut out hundreds of butterflies [7] 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 [1]

Via This is Colossal [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Eiji Watanabe: http://www.kenjitaki.com/artists_e/watanabe_e.html

[2] illustrated field guides: http://inhabitat.com/artinactions-field-guide-to-louisiana-birds/

[3] Kenji Taki gallery: http://www.echigo-tsumari.jp/2009autumnen/artworks/index.php?id=447

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/japanese-artist-cuts-hundreds-of-butterflies-out-of-books-and-sets-them-aflutter-on-room-walls/watanabe-butterflies-1/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/japanese-artist-cuts-hundreds-of-butterflies-out-of-books-and-sets-them-aflutter-on-room-walls/watanabe-butterflies-1/

[6] toothpick rendition of San Francisco: http://inhabitat.com/amazingly-patient-artist-uses-100000-toothpicks-to-create-incredible-sculpture-of-san-francisco/

[7] hundreds of butterflies: http://inhabitat.com/trashed-beer-cans-become-butterflies-in-flight/

[8] This is Colossal: http://thisiscolossal.com/

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