Yuken Teruya's Stunning Carved Toilet Paper Rolls

By: Michael Plishka - Published: Mar 12, 2009 • References: yukenteruyastudio & apartmenttherapy
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 “...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,” 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, “My works have a right to simply be beautiful or offer any kind of attraction.”

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