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Natsumi Tomita’s recycled metal sculptures depict numerous different animals pieced together with unexpected materials. The eco-friendly sculptures are made with common items that were thrown away, such as soup cans and spoons. Tomita has put the scraps together with such detailing that the full animal is what the viewer sees first.
Tomita notes that, “Each of these things, which we usually use everyday, once had a story, until they were thrown away. There are bicycles that were once ridden, broken dustpans, signboards from loan sharks, lost umbrellas.” Such a profound message behind such unbelievable creations lends a lot of power to the varied pieces.
The very idea of combining everyday scraps and forming them into the organic beings is truly a beautiful contrast. All of these recycled metal sculptures have the ability to inspire people and create a thought-provoking effect that can lead to a different world in the future.