Yuken Teruya - Magicial "Notice Forest" (10 photos)

It's almost as if Yuken Teruya uses magic to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. In Notice Forest, Yuken delicately carves commercial paper bags and transforms them into magnificent miniature trees. He subtly draws our attention to the effects of consumerism and globalism, alluding to the depletion of fragile natural resources, the disappearance of cultural traditions and identities, and the distribution of wealth in the new world order.

"I cut out one side of disposable paper bags. Then I assemble a tree from the cut-out-part, stand each tree in the same bag that it came from. When you see it under the natural light, the delicate tree shows inside a paper bag, shows us the strength and the proof of existence of living tree." Yuken Teruya was born 1973 in Okinawa and is presently working in New York.

Christian Dior

Louis Vuitton



Le Bon Marche



Marc Jacobs


Yuken Teruya's website

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Tags: Magicial, Modern, Notice Forest, Teruya, Yuken, art

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Comment by MATTstas on February 16, 2009 at 12:26pm
Pucci & Marc Jacobs are my favorite.
Comment by Annie on February 15, 2009 at 7:49pm
so neat--the things people think of....who new a mcdonalds bag could be so artistic--cool post.
Comment by alice on February 15, 2009 at 1:52pm
Too cool! McDonalds, Pucci and Chandon are my favorites! Nice find.

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