During a recent interview via video chat at the Collect craft design fair at Somerset House in London, artist Kazuhito Takadoi flips his iPad camera toward several of his sculptural works — complex pieces of fine hawthorn twigs carefully tied together with minute knots of waxed linen twine to form delicate three-dimensional rings.

“It’s difficult to explain the medium and sculptural aspects of my work in still images,” he says, as he pans around the pieces and takes the camera in for a close-up. “I collect the materials myself from nature and because it’s so intricate, I had to use tweezers to tie the threads.”

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