Tomoko Shioyasu takes huge sheets of synthetic paper and carefully and repeatedly cuts away at it. Using utility knives and soldering irons, she meticulously chisels the paper until she creates intricately carved patterns or swirling designs.
Look closely and you'll notice a natural rhythm and flow to her work. Shioyasu takes inspiration from rocks, trees, water channels and cells, focusing on the essence and roots of life in its most basic form.
One of her most recently completed pieces is called Vortex (as seen above).