This amazing x-ray animals origami ‘oritsunagumono’ is a collection of origami works by Japanese artist Takayuki Hori. It was created to highlight the environmental threat of pollution to a number of species native to Japan’s coastal waterways. A lovely art and very meaningful.

each translucent sheet is first printed with either the images of fragments of an animal’s skeleton, or, on some pages, human-made discarded objects that are often ingested by the animals in the wild. using the ancient tradition of folded paper, hori assembles the pages into a three-dimensional model. once the paper is folded, the printed components are united as a whole, telling the visual story of the animal’s plight to survive in an increasingly polluted and hazardous ecosystem.

[via: designboom.com]