Monday, March 8, 2010

What Inspires Me: Paper

I am a paper person. Awhile back I found the work of Yuken Teruya at the Museum of Art and Design. The show was Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary and it featured artists who transform everyday objects that are often carelessly trashed.

I was astounded by the beauty of these intricately cut trees, composed from littered shopping bags.

Teruya proves that even toilet paper rolls can be beautiful. Genius.

A tree cut from the pages of Shel Silverstein's wonderful children's book, The Giving Tree.

In the next few weeks, I will be making a special trip back to MAD to see the current exhibition, Slash: Paper Under The Knife.
Written by: Sugar Paperie