'oritsunagumono' (translated as 'things folded and connected') is a collection of origami works by artist takayuki hori, created to highlight the environmental threat of pollution to a number of species native to japan's coastal waterways.
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.