Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

Trees Cut From Paper Shopping Bags by Yuken Teruya sculpture paper

For his recent solo show earlier this year at Pippy Houldsworth, Japanese artist Yuken Teruya (previously) transformed the waste products of consumerism—luxury gift bags—into cut paper trees that rise like fragile silhouettes from inside each bag. Via Pippy Houldsworth:

Discussing how Teruya’s bags are made, Megan Ratner explains that he ‘begins with photographs of trees, which he transfers to his computer, superimposing this image on the logo-ed side of a shopping bag. Using the original shape as a guide, he deftly cuts a two-part silhouette – lower branches/trunk and leafy top – folding and twisting the two halves into the interior of the bag, rooting the trunk with a single drop of glue.’

The works are part of Teruya’s ongoing Notice – Forest series and seems like almost a miracle that each piece comes together as it does, somewhat similar to the cut paper works by Peter Callesen. You can see much more over on Pippy Houldsworth. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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