These stunning moth and butterfly sculptures are the creations of Japanese textile artist, Yumi Okita. The North Carolina-based designer creates these large pieces using different materials – cotton, feather, faux fur, embroidery thread and painted fabric. The pieces are sold here in her Etsy shop, which is currently showing a sculpted poppy that may be the start of a botanical series. Anxious to see her impending creations.
Images: Courtesy of Yumi Okita.
Love these unique seaside driftwood sculptures created by multi-media artist, Kirsty Elson. Her work is heavily influenced by her coastal surroundings in Cornwall and by the worn materials that wash up on the local beaches. You can see more of her beach vignettes, textile designs and paper collages in her blog, Sixty One A.
Images: Courtesy of Kirsty Elson.
Found these incredibly detailed paper insects in the portfolio of Belgium design studio, Soon. The insects are made from recycled paper and created to promote the recycled paper line for IGEPA Benelux. These amazing insects are a part of a three-dimensional garden that included a variety of insects, leaves and flowers. You can watch a video here that shows how the installation was developed and you can also see their portfolio details here on Behance.
Images: Courtesy of Soon.