TAO, a Japanese artist, started a new craze in the art world with his drinking straw sculptures. The artist can essentially make anything out of drinking straws, but now specializes in creating impressive figurines of dragons. Every sculpture is uniquely its own due to the different techniques, colors, and shapes TAO uses for each one.
The Japanese are known for using everyday objects to create art; for example, their knack for origami, which is the artform of folding paper. The drinking straw sculptures are evolving from that similar concept, which pays amazing attention to detail.
TAO even posts video tutorials on YouTube to showcase his work. Ironically, all you need to mimic one of his intricate sculptures is a pair of scissors and a single straw.