Artist Toshihiko Mitsuya makes intricate creations using aluminum foil, proving that it is not the types of materials an artist uses that makes masterpieces, but it is how an artist uses that material to create great art.
From Beautiful Decay:
Mitsuya’s medium of choice is aluminum foil, which he cuts, shreds, and folds into astounding representations of medieval battles, mythical creatures, and undead warriors. Taking advantage of the foil’s malleability and reflective surface, the armor and weaponry look deadly; conversely, it also has been manipulated to convey the softness of feathers and hair. Mitsuya has brought to life an everyday, ordinary material that is often viewed as trash. In some of his installations, he has created epic battle scenes in ordinary rooms, so lifelike that you can almost hear the crash of miniature weapons. The foil, while appearing deceivingly formidable, represents the fragility of life.
Here are some of Mitsuya’s amazing creations! Visit his website for more of these!