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Green, Sustainable Art

Green, Sustainable Art

I wanted to write about something pretty tonight, and so I bring you toilet-paper-roll art. I know, I know, but I was so struck by the beauty of the installation, I had to check out the artist, Yuken Teruya.

Not only can the man transform  something as banal as a toilet paper roll into something gorgeous and  ethereal, his other materials include butterfly chrysalises and pizza boxes as political and social statement.

Teruya was born in Okinawa in 1973 and holds both a BFA and an MFA. He shows his work all over the world and resides in New York city.

His works range from delightful (like the tp rolls) to deeply personal and politically and socially meaningful. He shows at the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, and I hope to see his work in person one day soon.

- Jocelyn Broyles

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9:09AM PST on Jan 14, 2013

Very good. Thanks.

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4:05AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

love it!!

1:23PM PDT on Sep 11, 2011

Thats a good example of Recycle & reuse.

12:01PM PDT on Sep 9, 2011

I like it!~

7:16AM PDT on Sep 8, 2011

do check out the site (the one in the article doesn't work) - what an imagination!

9:20PM PDT on Sep 7, 2011

Huh.That's surprisingly pretty.

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