Monami Ohno a 25-year-old cardboard artist, a graduate of Osaka University of the Arts. During her years at the school, she decided to specialize in 3-D animation, but ran into a bit of a problem. ‘The shop fees for 3-D animation are expensive,” she recalls, meaning that she couldn’t experiment with wild abandon. Not sure how to get her creative juices flowing while worrying about materials costs, she noticed that she had an abundance of cardboard boxes from online retailer Amazon lying around.
“I tried making something out of them, found out that cardboard is a surprisingly fun medium to work with, and from there I really started getting into creating with itr And her finishing product absolutely amazing.
Her list of tools is similarly pedestrian, consisting of ordinary things you’re likely to have lying around the house such as scissors, a box cutter, a ruler, glue, and masking tape. She’s particularly satisfied with the way the cardboard’s edges become slightly rounded where it’s cut, further emphasizing the cute weakness that’s the underlying theme of her creations.
Maybe she will have her own Laputa soon, sorry for the long post, please have a potato chip.