These Sculptures Are Made From Newspaper!

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Paper Artist Hitotsuyama

Ripley’s sees art made out of all kinds of unusual things. While paper may seem like a fairly mundane art medium, the unique braiding of the paper in these sculptures excited us enough to buy a few for ourselves.

Japanese paper artist Chie Hitotsuyama makes these brilliant sculptures completely out of newspapers.

She first forms them into dense cylinders by tightly rolling the newspapers together, then shapes them into stunningly realistic animals.



Her works range from her home’s native red-faced macaques to rhinoceroses and sea turtles.

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We bought this one!


“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.

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