Offbeat

By Alex Matthews 


This artist can do more than just cardboard cut-outs – she can build entire replicas.

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Using only cardboard, scissors and clue, Monami Ohno has created a whole range of intricate models.

Many of her pieces have exceptional detail, with shoe soles, crisp packet details, the insides of a car, and even small panels on the Millennium Falcon being depicted.

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Other creations are a one-to-one scale of real life, with shoes big enough to wear and one armed robot sculpture large enough for people to sit inside.

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The 25-year-old, from Tokyo, started creating cardboard figures for a university animation project and her passion has developed from there.

She uses any cardboard boxes she can lay her hands on, including amazon boxes delivered to her door, for her art.

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Monami said: “It is great fun creating new things from cardboard. I really love it.

“It’s certainly my favourite way of making art, and I can create all sorts of patterns I like with it.

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“I first started using cardboard when I was a college student at Osaka University of the Arts.

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“I made an animation for the class and used cardboard to do it.

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“I have not sold any of my work yet, but I aim to start this year.”

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Her artwork has become so successful that she has even started holding workshops for people to learn what she does.