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Naoki Terada encourages viewers to bring big imaginations to small-scale paper creations

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Japanese artist Naoki Terada's paper models in his exhibition "Life Of Terada Mokei" are small and delicate. Although the works come in the 1:100 scale typical of architectural models, these laser-cut creations are not so much about the houses or the buildings as the people, the lives and stories behind them. 

Naoki Terada’s ‘Bangkok’ set recreates seemingly insignificant objects that readily remind viewers of the city.

"As an architect, at first I was doing it for work, like models for building offices and houses," Terada explained. "Then I had to put models of people into them as well and the real starting point was when I did a model of a zoo just for fun. It got good feedback from the general public, and from then on I continued to do more works which are not architectural."

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