The work of Chisato Tamabayashi explores the potential of paper by means of paper engineering and cutting with a scalpel. Through various processes of cutting, folding and layering paper, she experiments with the sculptural and architectural possibilities of the material itself, changing the flat sheet of paper into an object that expresses depth and dimensions. 

Tamabayashi’s creations are often characterised by a machine-made precision, though all of her work is entirely handmade. This aesthetic aim relates to her interest in traditional Japanese art and craft practices, a continuing source of inspiration creating an opportunity to explore her nationality and heritage.