With just a pair of scissors and plain drawing paper, Shinichiro Ishikawa, a 15-year-old high school student from Nagoya, can quickly create lifelike cutouts of insects such as a pink mantis poised to take down its prey or a yellow swallowtail butterfly with its wings spread wide.

He has contributed around 100 new insect-themed cutout artworks for an exhibition being held at Nagoya University Museum through Oct. 21.

He picked up the art of paper cutting at a very young age and, combined with a strong fascination for insects, has been polishing his skills since.