Natural Artworks by Kazuhito Takadoi

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring IMAGES

Using nature not only as a source of inspiration, but as a source of materials too, artist Kazuhito Takadoi creates sculptural works of art from natural elements found in his garden or allotment.

Kazuhito’s natural portraits are created using a combination of grasses, twigs and leaves that are sewn, woven or tied to paper. “There are no added colours, everything is natural,” says Kazuhito on his website.

Over time, the colours of the natural materials start to change, adding a transformative element to each piece. Shadows, which form an integral part of Kazuhito’s work, also help to create new perspectives depending on how the light moves.

To see more of Kazuhito’s work, visit