This artwork is create by the Japanese artist, AKIRA NAGAYA, and is called KIRIE.  Though the works look like delicate pencil drawings or wire sculptures, they are intricately- carved work on paper.


Akira was learning SASABARAN ——- a technique for food-decoration, from bamboo leaves at sushi shops, and that was the time when he discovered his talent for KIRIE.  Bored Panda reports that, initially, Akira did not showcase his work to the public.  He practised, on his own,——– using paper and utility knife.  Only in the later part of his life, he looked at his work as art and started to display KIRIE to the public.