These two projects repurpose toilet paper tubes & newspapers into sprouting seeds & tree dioramas. Artist Yuken Teruya carves into the toilet paper tubes until they hold their own again like little tree branches forming out of a recycled-paper-pulped trunk. The paper “re-awakens its ability to be an individual tree.” Yuken also sprouts little leaves from the covers of the New York Times. One could only wish it was this easy to turn old paper goods into green life again.
Read my previous blog post about Yuken Teruya: Trees from shopping bags.