Miniature Tree Carved From McDonald’s Olympic Paper Bag


We’ve seen artist Yuken Teruya work his magic before, carving everything from fancy department store bags to fast food bags into magnificent miniature trees, but this new work by the Japanese artist stands out for its true ingenuity. Called Notice-Forest: What Victory Tastes Like/ London, the artwork is made up of only the new Olympics version of the McDonald’s paper bag and some glue. Love how he used the blue parts of the bag for the trunk and limbs and the red and orange parts for the leaves.

This is just one of many incredible artworks being shown at David B. Smith Gallery’s new group exhibition that’s going on until September 1.



Yuken Teruya’s website




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Dynamic Sculptures Capture Powerful Combination of Emotion and Movement

The dynamic work of sculptor Gaylord Ho is instantly recognizable. Emotion oozes from the figures, as they throw their energy into dancerly poses. His female figures twist and twirl, animated and vital. Born in Taiwan, the 66-year-old artist has a fascinating personal history. Growing up as the son of low income farmers, Ho was expected to balance his studies while helping on the rice farm.

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