HomeArtTransformation Through Repair Tokyo Artist, Toshitaka Aoyagi, Created Intricate Patterns of Repair with Staplers and Rubber Bands No stranger to assembling simple objects to create something greater, Tokyo artist, Toshitaka Aoyagi’s Mend, looks at the transformation that could be found through repair. The simple series graduates in complexity, using rubber bands and staplers to create subtle, yet intricate patterns. Toshitaka told us a little bit more: The Plus: How did you come up with the idea for the mend series? Toshitaka Aoyagi: “What’s done cannot be undone.” -I tried to express this by mending the objects which were damaged intentionally. TP: What are you trying to communicate? TA: The mended object comes to be different from the original object. TP: What materials did you use? TA: Rubber sheet, stapler, rubber band, and rusted screw (3DCG material). More works from Toshitaka Aoyagi, click here.