Takumi Kama's Art Series Depicts High School Girls as Wild Animals

By: Jana Pijak - May 29, 2015
References: combine-art & spoon-tamago
Takumi Kama's latest art project is a series of schoolgirl portraits that depict human subjects as wild animals. "I am terrified of high school girls," says the Japanese artist who avoids them as often as possible during his daily commute on the train.

The mystery and angst associated with teenage girls is explored in this schoolgirl portrait series and is done in a clever and visually striking way. Takumi Kama's characters are depicted in traditional uniforms but bear the resemblance of wild creatures like wolves, pigs and even giraffes.

The artist's portraits are also a social commentary on Japan's media channels and the country's obsession with overly suggestive representations of teenage women. In addition to being incredibly intricate, the portraits are surreal thanks to their animal details.