January 8, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll Art by Yuken Teruya

yuken teruya, green design, eco-friendly art, art from toilet paper rolls

It takes a special, eco-conscious artist to find the beauty in an empty toilet paper roll, and Yuken Teruya does just that with his "Corner Forest" which springs forth to life via paper rolls.

Regarding the intent behind Teruya's work:

"Yuken Teruya manipulates everyday objects, transforming their meanings to reflect on contemporary society and culture. Cutting trees out of paper bags and cardboard toilet paper rolls, he creates meticulous and intricate art works, small and enchanting worlds, which relate to broader concerns. In each bag and roll, the shape of a tree is created without adding or removing anything, just by cutting out and folding the paper from the bag itself. Teruya’s works explore issues such as the growing consumerism of contemporary society, depleting natural resources and other problems associated with globalism, including the threat it poses to localized cultural traditions and identities."

Be sure to check out how the artist transforms a paper bag from McDonalds into a piece of art here.

via Swiss Miss

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