Modern day media suggests that newspapers are on the track to becoming obsolete. But for Japanese artist Natsuko Kogure, whose sea creature installation at Gallery Le Bain featured a collection of expertly crafted marine animals from recycled newspapers, that statement couldn’t be further from the truth. Giving newspaper materials a new life, Kogure’s quirky creations include lively octopi, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers and more. The fun and colorful creatures even get a taste of life on the water by the artist who often photographs them on the beach.
Kogure’s collection was recently displayed in Roppongi during the Octopus festival featuring 600 octopi creations she’s developed over the years. The silly creatures are a fascinating display of creativity and a resourceful use of discarded materials. Though we’re very happy that Shark Week recently captivated us and that sharks were the center of a great deal of media attention, this clever and colorful sustainable marine art is a refreshing discovery that beholds the beauty of the sea.
via Spoon & Tamago