These Sculptures Were Made From Japanese Yen and Comic Books

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 19, 2016
References: combine-art & booooooom
The insect sculptures designed by the Japanese artist Takumi Kama were inspired by a re-imagining of the urban takeover after the continued destruction of natural habitats.

Takumi Kama has created two of these sculptures -- both of which are made from paper. The 'Hide-mushi' insect sculpture is made from Japanese yen as the artist imagines that this type of insect would hide in currency. The sculpture is made from distorting and burning the yen to create a symmetric, insect-like shape. The second insect is called the 'Comi-mushi' and the artist imagines it "taking on the patterns of comic strips in bookstores and convenience stores."

The unusual concept behind these paper-made insect sculptures gives these peculiar designs an interesting meaning.