This hyper-detailed construction “Castle on the Ocean” took four years to build and was made entirely out of craft paper with a few dabs of glue. What sparked this endeavor by artist Wataru Ito was his boredom during his university entrance exams. Hmmm. We’ll let that one go.
The finished piece is currently on display at an exhibition on the island of Umihotaru, near Tokyo. Surprisingly he plans to torch his creation when the show is over.
The artist says: “I am devoted while I am working on my projects but I quickly lose interest when I complete them. “When the exhibition is over I will burn the castle. I thought I could see it rising up from the ashes if I took a video and played it backwards.”