Monday, April 12, 2010

Paper Trees

All the lovely things you see below were made by Japanese artist Yuken Teruya out of everyday stuff like loo roll insides and paper bags. Needless to say, I love them all. Tree to paper to tree again, giving a wee bit of balance back to the universe.







5 comments:

JJ Beazley said...

The Japanese have a way of showing beauty in simple things. Their music has the same quality.

Róisín said...

Don't they just. I just love Japanese art, especially their film and animation. I spend hours watching the arts and culture shows on NHKWorld. I'd love to live there, but not in Tokyo, perhaps on one of the smaller islands.

JJ Beazley said...

I saw a documentary once, about a man who spends his life tending the shrines on just one mountain. It made me so long to see rural Japan. And my favourite image of peace: sitting by an open screen in a Japanes house; a light rain is falling and the valley is shrouded in mist. I hear the sound of a solitary Japanes flute playing in the woods that clothe the hillside. The rest is silence. I have several Japanes prints in my house, including one of the wood on the hillside.

lauragrace7 said...

I adore these! Anything tree-ish is usually an instant favorite, but these in particular I love. ...and yes, I'm Gyspea Tree and Steam Spectre! ... and Laura! :-) I'm so happy we met in the blogosphere because I LOVE visiting here!

Róisín said...

Laura Grace- I'm the same! Sort of like the way some girls will buy anything with a designer label, I'm a sucker for anything with a leaf, twig or full grown tree on it.

JJ- Your vision of Japan sound idyllic. I can just see the misting rain drifting over the mountain forest.

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