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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Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara3 years ago


Alicia N.
Alicia N.3 years ago


Roger M.
Past Member 3 years ago

Very good. Thanks.

Vicky H.
Past Member 3 years ago


Kamryn M.
Kay M.4 years ago


Asiatic Lion
Asiatic Lion5 years ago

love it!!

Shaheen N.
Shaheen N.5 years ago

Thats a good example of Recycle & reuse.

Chris Ray
Chris R.5 years ago

I like it!~

Rachel Beckford
Rachel Beckford5 years ago

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

dawn w.
Dawn W.5 years ago

Huh.That's surprisingly pretty.