CHIE HITOTSUYAMA

Born in Shizuoka, Japan, Chie Hitotsuyama graduated with a major in Design from Tokyo Polytechnic University. Through the use of rolled strips of wet newspaper, Hitotsuyama is able to create textured sculptures of animals. Through the use of rolled strips she is able to replicate the most realistic versions of animal fur, skin, and features. Through the realistic feel of these sculptures, Chie attempts to remind the viewer that just as us, animals also live regular lives that we all share together on this planet.