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Japanese Artist Uses Bamboo to Create Intricate Life-Size Insects

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Over time art has evolved into a craft greater than what we’ve seen over the years. From simple paintings and/or drawings, people have learned to utilize different mediums to conceive their work. There are artists who use sand and even screws in creating 3D portraits. There are also those who use makeup to create mind-blowing optical illusions.

In this article, we’re going to feature an artist who also managed to go beyond the calling of art. A talented sculptor from the Land of the Rising Sun, this Japanese man creates intricate life-size sculptures of various insects. And believe it or not, he uses bamboo to bring them into life. He’s not your standard sculptor for sure.

Noriyuki Saitoh is one of the few artists in the world that is capable of combining anatomical essences and uncanny skill. He doesn’t only limit his works in varying colors and/or textures. He makes sure that every tiny piece of detail is well-achieved. He is the type who engages in a rigorous yet thoughtful process of creating each creature into its essential form.

Saitoh was quoted saying,

We are not preparing specimens and replicas, we strictly measure the dimensions and prioritize the appearance, features, and senses rather than proportions being exact.”

Check out some of his works below and prepare to be amazed. His art is definitely one of a kind.

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Reality as a work is born if you thin out the elements and leave room to imagine.”

You can learn more about Saitoh and his works on his official site. You can also get in touch with him on Facebook and Twitter.

So, what do you think about these beautiful tiny creatures made of bamboos? Aren’t they magnificent? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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