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Yumiko Matsui is a New York-based paper artist who trained as a painter with master Hajime Yoshioka in her hometown of Osaka, Japan. Since 2006 she has been specializing in making fantastic dioramas made out of paper. The catalyst for this change was seeing dollhouses created by her aunt with her husband when she retuned home to Japan on vacation. Her miniature worlds are patterned after Japan and New York, but also on imaginary places. She folds and glues pieces of colored paper to create 3D sculpture with a special focus on small details. Her works have been exhibited at “Festival” Yumeiro Museum in Osaka and at numerous galleries, clubs, and events in Japan and NY. She will be debuting a new 3D sculpture of an African Babobab tree.