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ECO ART: Toilet Paper Roll Cut-Outs

Posted By Olivia Chen On March 7, 2009 @ 5:00 am In Art | 7 Comments

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Yuken Teryua [2]‘s work proves that discarded everyday objects [3] can be re-invented into something elegant and beautiful. The Japanese artist crafts toilet paper rolls with a level of detail so that they adopt a new identity as delicately sculpted pieces — reminiscent of columnar wind chimes intertwined in the branches of a tree. The Japanese artist has also used shopping bags and old pizza boxes in his collection of work that uses recycled materials [4] to defy the defined roles of these objects.

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The artist shows a knack for seeing potential in every day objects to become something eye-catching, and believes that while artwork is a reflection of the artist’s beliefs — it is also important that artwork engages its viewers.  Yuken says:
I feel that my work shouldn’t only have the function of conveying the artist’s message. My works have a right to simply be beautiful or offer any kind of attraction.

+ Yuken Teruya [2]

via designboom [5]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/07/eco-art-yuken-teruya-everyday-objects/

[2] Yuken Teryua: http://www.yukenteruyastudio.com/projects/

[3] everyday objects: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/09/20/joana-meroz-crackery-crockery/

[4] work that uses recycled materials: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/04/mad-museum-reopening-second-lives/

[5] designboom : http://www.booooooom.com/2009/02/13/yuken-teruya/

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