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Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Octopus From A Single Sheet Of Paper, And It’s Even More Impressive From Up Close
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Japanese Artist Hand-Cuts Octopus From A Single Sheet Of Paper, And It’s Even More Impressive From Up Close

There’s a lot of cool paper art but few projects can even come close to what Masayo Fukuda is capable of. Fukuda has been hand-cutting paper for about 25 years, and this octopus artwork is probably the best representation of her talent.

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

“For me, cutting pictures has become a way of dissipating all the stress of my daily life,” the Japanese artist told Bored Panda. “If you want to create your own work of art, all the basics you need are tant paper, a cutter, matte, and a good light source.”

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Upon first glance, Fukuda’s octopus looks so detailed, you could easily mistake it for a fine ballpoint pen drawing. She cut this filigree from a single sheet of white A2 paper, perfectly depicting the sea animal’s rounded body, bulging eyes, and its many, many tentacles. “This piece took me 2 months,” Fukuda added.

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Although similar styles have evolved in different cultures all over the world, this unique art technique is known as Kirie (or Kirigami) in Japan. It is said to have developed sometime around 700 AD. One traditional distinction it shares with most other styles is that Kirie pieces are usually cut from a single sheet of paper. Just like Fukuda’s detailed artwork.

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

 

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Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

Image credits: Masayo Fukuda

More info: kirie-masayo.com | Instagram

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Idalmis Temprana
Community Member
3 years ago

The most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. Extremely talented artist

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm amazed like everyone else but how could this possibly help deal with stress? I'd be mainlining Valium after two minutes.

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it helps because it forces the artist to focus on nothing but the paper. All other thoughts are banished. I use it with sewing and embroidering, others run 5k.

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The Girl on Fire
Community Member
3 years ago

And meanwhile I don't even have the patience to cut a paper snowflake right. XD Amazing job though, it's so intricate and detailed.

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Idalmis Temprana
Community Member
3 years ago

The most beautiful thing I have seen in a long time. Extremely talented artist

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm amazed like everyone else but how could this possibly help deal with stress? I'd be mainlining Valium after two minutes.

Kirsten Kerkhof
Community Member
3 years ago

I think it helps because it forces the artist to focus on nothing but the paper. All other thoughts are banished. I use it with sewing and embroidering, others run 5k.

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The Girl on Fire
Community Member
3 years ago

And meanwhile I don't even have the patience to cut a paper snowflake right. XD Amazing job though, it's so intricate and detailed.

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