Yuken Teruya’s Magical Paper Bag Trees

How many people has McDonald’s served at this point? A trillion? The thought of all those fast food bags getting tossed into the garbage makes us shudder. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya spins that thought on its head with this delicate paper bag wor titled Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like. The discarded bag piece builds on his growing repertoire of work made from mundane materials (check his wonderful Green Economy made from currency).

Made using only the new 2012 Olympics McDonald’s bag and some glue, the intricate tree features a blue trunk and red and orange leaves. It’s showing as part of a new group exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. 

(via My Modern Met)

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