Flower-ish Metal Sculptures of Animals by Taiichiro Yoshida

Japanese artist Taiichiro Yoshida was born in Tokyo in 1989. He graduated in metal carving from Tokyo University of the Arts. Today, we know him as a respected young artist who creates beautiful metal sculptures of animals crafted in a delicate way with so many details. In his work, our metal smither uses silver, bronze, and copper to create shapes like flowers, leaves, and butterflies. He hand-forms every single detail and colors them by heating and cooling the metals in a certain way and creates animals like monkeys, cats, birds, and rabbits, among many others. Be sure to follow Yoshida on his Instagram Page and scroll down to see some of his sculptures we picked for you.

Red Chick No. 3 (2018)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, brass.

Graduation work: Spring Cat (2013)
Material: copper, wood, silver, gold.

Dog Muzzle (2017)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, brass, tin-plated.

Parasite Umbra (2019)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze.

Laughing Hyena (2017)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, brass.

Causality (2016)
Material: brass, phosphor bronze, gold plating.

Chrysanthemum (2019)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, silver plating.

Plumage (2018)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, brass, silver plating.

Parasite (2018)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, gold plating.

Parasite Scarlet (2019)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, silver plate.

Year of the Pig (2019)

Year of the Rat (2020)

Raven (2015)
Material: copper, brass, phosphor bronze, bird’s skull, camphor tree.

Continental Clip (2016)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze, silver plating, ceramic electrodeposition coating.

Doppel (2019)
Material: copper, phosphor bronze.