Japan-based sculptor Natsumi Tomita uses absolutely everything she can find to create her original and unique animal figures. A broken umbrella or an old sieve will be perfectly good for these purposes.
The smart combination of the found on the street materials gives them a new life and brings popularity to Natsumi Tomita. Here’s what the author herself says about her passion: “Each of these things, which we usually use everyday, once had a story, until they were thrown away. There are bicycles that were once ridden, broken dustpans, signboards from loan sharks, lost umbrellas. Every object had purpose and meaning before they were tossed away. Taking these things that I collect, I connect them and create new life from them. For this reason the animals that are born in this way are my children. I have given them each a name, and they all live together in the living room of my house.”