Japanese Artist Turns Old Cardboard Boxes Into Amazing Models With Great Detail

Most of us would immediately discard a cardboard box after taking out what’s inside. Besides, it’s the content that matters the most. But a certain Japanese artist will show us that cardboard boxes are as valuable as their contents. Meet Monami Ohno, the talented artist that can create highly-detailed sculptures and replicas out of cardboard. With a background in 3D animation, Ohno extends her expertise to sculpture by handcrafting 3D models of almost anything. But instead of using traditional materials such as clay or wood, she decided to use discarded Amazon boxes as her main medium. By upcycling used cardboard boxes, she’s not only making jaw-dropping cardboard sculptures but she’s also helping the environment as well.

monami ohno cardboard sculptures delorean car

So, what are the things that you can make out of a cardboard? Ohno shows that the possibility is endless. From miniature car models and sci-fi warships to realistic animals to fictional characters, it is almost impossible to believe that a cardboard can transform into stunning artworks. Amazingly, she can also create realistic imitation of food and beverages. And you may not believe it, but she also made a functional pair of shoes out of Amazon cardboard boxes. So, what’s the magic behind her amazing cardboard sculptures?

monami ohno cardboard sculptures delorean car detail

In addition to her exceptional artistry and remarkable attention to details, her resourcefulness is undoubtedly one of the biggest factors. With nothing but cardboard boxes, scissors, ruler, glue, box cutter, and masking tape, she can make elaborate sculptures that are totally out-of-this-world.

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“I tried making something out of [the boxes],” she explains, “I found out that cardboard is a surprisingly fun medium to work with, and from there I really started getting into creating with it!”

monami ohno cardboard sculptures delorean car rear detail

And we’re glad she did. Ohno’s cardboard sculptures prove that an artist doesn’t need expensive materials to create splendid works of art. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure indeed. In Ohno’s case, even discarded materials can turn into masterpieces if you put your imagination and creativity to use.

Take a look at Ohno’s collection of fantastic cardboard sculptures

monami ohno cardboard sculptures millenium falcon

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures millenium falcon detail

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures millenium falcon details

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures tank suit

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures tanks

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures war tank

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures r2d2

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures godzilla

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures kanegon

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures sea turtle

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures mansion

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures saxophone

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures saxophone detail

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures heineken can

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures potato chips

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures chocolate bar

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures soccer ball cleats

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures nike shoes

 

monami ohno cardboard sculptures wearable shoes

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