When we get to the end of the roll of toilet paper, we tend to think of it as just a cardboard tube destined for the recycle bin.
Okinawan born artist Yuken Teruya has something else in mind: Art.
His charter is to â€œ...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,â€ all by carving up everyday objects-like toilet paper roles.
Yet, he does not want to his art to be viewed solely as speaking to the problems of the world.
According to Teruya, â€œMy works have a right to simply be beautiful or offer any kind of attraction.â€
And that they do...
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