Oritsunagumono means “folded and connected” and it’s the name of an origami collection embodying the skeletons of some endangered animal species. The Japanese artist Takayuki Hori draws attention towards the amount of waste discharged into the ocean and its effects on the wildlife.
Besides the humanitarian message, we also take interest into the artistic side of this collection. These remarkable works are inspired from the traditional art of origami. The paper the artist used is transparent and printed with parts from the skeleton of an animal. Once folded, the paper reproduces the actual shape of the skeleton. The Oritsunagumono has won in 2010 first prize at Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Designer Competition.