I am left in complete awe by this story ... by this man ... you will be too.
I found this artist on FastCompany.com. Directly from their website:
"The brown paper bags that McDonald's hands out along with Happy Meals and fries are an unlikely art medium, but artist Yuken Teruya has managed to turn the grease-stained vessels into beautiful, delicate paper forests."
I love seeing used objects turned into art. I started and owned a consignment shop for 12 years, so the concept of second hand and used items was part of my blood.
My cabin is constructed using standing dead trees off my land and old windows from mining shacks. Many of the inside doors come from old buildings. A couple of the indoor walls have beautiful old tin that looks like an art piece it its own right. Some of the lumber was salvaged from other buildings. I love the whole concept of reusing ... recreating... breathing a second life into something.
More directly from FastCompany.com:
"In the Notice-Forest series, Teruya cuts one side of a paper bag in a tree shape. The cut-out tree is folded down so that it appears to be part of a diorama to onlookers who look inside the bag. According to Teruya, the diorama is meant to look like a real tree positioned against the shadows of other trees in a forest. In other words, Teruya reclaims paper bags back into what they once were--trees."
I love the idea of bringing it back to where it started.... tree to paper and back to tree ....
photo from WWF website
Straight from the World Wildlife Fund website: The report, The Eastern Himalayas – Where Worlds Collide, describes a host of new species found by scientists over the last decade in the remote mountain region spanning Bhutan, north-eastern India, northern Myanmar (Burma), Nepal and southern parts of Tibet. They include 244 plants, 16 amphibians, 16 reptiles, 14 fish, two birds, two mammals and at least 60 invertebrate READ FULL ARTICLE
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Straight from the Care2 website: Diver Yang Yun was part of a competition to hold her breath for as long as possible in a pool of beluga whales in China. The dive was running smoothly until she tried to move her legs and they wouldn’t move. That’s when Mila, one of the beluga whales, came to her rescue. Sensing something was wrong, the whale immediately swam to the drowning diver, took Yun’s leg in her mouth and lifted her to the surface to breathe, saving her life.
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This blog is inspired by my need to hear good news. Please send me links and your story ideas. Reading about success stories and reading about positive things going on around the planet is something I think we all want and need. It helps us have hope .... and hope is what we need to make the changes our world needs ...
Watch Kathy's interview with Anderson Cooper. She's truly inspiring!
by Betsy Seeton