Shark finning. Ein Thema, das leider viel zu selten in den Medien behandelt wird. Auch wenn bereits viele von der sogenannten Haifischflossensuppe, einer asiatischen Delikatesse, gehört haben, geraten die damit zusammenhängenden Ausmaße oft in den Hintergrund. Da...
Kirie Künstlerin, Masayo Fukuda, schneidet einen Oktopus aus einem einzigen Stück Papier:
Kirie (切り絵, literally ‘cut picture’) is the Japanese art of paper-cutting. Variations of kirie can be found in cultures around the world but the Japanese version is said to be derived from religious ceremonies and can be traced back to around the AD 700s. In its most conventional form, negative space is cut from a single sheet of white paper and then contrasted against a black background to reveal a rendering. Veteran kirie artist Masayo Fukuda (previously) has been practicing the art form for 25 years and recently revealed what she says is her greatest masterpiece of 2018.
Although the intricate piece looks like several layers overlapped, Fukuda stayed true to the conventional form, using only a single sheet of paper to render her detailed depiction of an octopus. The level of detail at times even looks like a fine ballpoint pen drawing. But a closer look confirms indeed that each and every detail is carefully made from cut-out negative space in the white paper. […]
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