Fake paper trees

Seeing the forest for the trash.

New York-based Japanese artist Yuken Teruya can’t see the forest for the trash. Teruya transforms disposable paper products, such as toilet rolls and paper bags, into art. His paper bag sculptures in the series “Notice – Forest” are made by cutting the shapes of tree branches and leaves out of bags from well-known brands such as McDonald’s, then assembling a tree from the cut-out parts. In his “Corner Forest” project, he carves branches that extend out of toilet paper rolls. Since paper comes from trees, you might say Teruya is returning these paper products to their natural state.


 via Design Taxi