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Takayuki Hori’s Beautiful X-Ray Origami Animals Shine Light on 8 Endangered Species
Posted By Ana Lisa Alperovich On February 25, 2012 @ 2:25 am In Art,Features,Green Materials | No Comments
From solar cell origami lamps  to cute nano-origami animals , we can’t get enough of the Japanese art of folding paper. The newest origami creations to catch our eye are Takayuki Hori’s beautiful folded figures, which feature 8 endangered species. Dubbed Oritsunagumono — things folded and connected — these X-ray origami works of art include a sea turtle, a waterfowl, and 6 other animals that are in danger of disappearing altogether.
Takayuki Hori’s folded Oritsunagumono figures feature the skeletons of eight endangered species delicately printed on translucent paper. A visual communication design graduate from Kanazawa College of Art , Hori tempers the art of origami with an environmental message. Delicate, crafty, beautiful and sad, these X-ray Origami art pieces remind us the importance of looking after these ephemeral endangered creatures.
Via This is Colossal 
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URLs in this post:
 solar cell origami lamps: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-origami-solarcell-lamps-are-made-from-folded-photovoltaic-panels/
 cute nano-origami animals: http://inhabitat.com/artist-anja-markiewicz-folds-amazingly-tiny-nano-origami-with-miniature-pieces-of-paper/
 Kanazawa College of Art: http://www.kanazawa-bidai.ac.jp/
 This is Colossal: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/01/oritsunagumono-by-takayuki-hori/
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