Makiko Azakami Paper Sculptures of Everyday Objects.
In 1985, while a staff artist at Sony Creative Products, Makiko Azakami snipped and pasted together a paper Godzilla. This beguiling creature motivated her to create more paper objects, and in a short time, what started out as a hobby became her career.
In addition to forty-one exhibitions, thirty-five of them solo shows, her creations have been featured in many books and articles on three-dimensional art. Her work has been used on numerous book jackets, magazine covers, fashion posters and billboards across Japan. With great humor and breathtaking dexterity Azakami turns the prosaic objects of everyday life into, as she puts it, “Paper Toys”. Her first show in New York in 1991 was featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine and others.
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.