Have you ever cared about the toliet paper roll? Maybe most of the answers are negative. Because they are rough,nondescript and useless. They are destined to be thrown into bin. While in fact, rubbish can be turned to be artwork. The only difference is the way you dealing with them. The following are some artists who turn the deserted toliet paper roll into amazing artworks. They will tell you that work proves that discarded everyday objects can be re-invented into something elegant and beautiful. Let’s have a view and try to redevelop so-called rubbish around us.
Anastassia Elias, a French artist, is a master of collage. She created a winter scene with a child building a snowman, a scene with a woman taking clothes down from a washing line, a school classroom scene, a busy market scene and a model of a grandmother sitting in a living room with a cat through carving tiny scenes out of the inside of each brown paper roll while leaving the outside intact.
Crafty artist Beru Betto has created some “pixel” characters by assembling several toilet rolls together on the wall. The process is as follows: First, paint each toilet roll ‘pixel’ to the desired colour.Next, arrange and glue them together with strong glue. Lastly, varnish (optional) and hang it up on the wall. To make lovely characters with such simple steps, we don’t want to throw away the “used” toilet roll any more.
Junior Fritz Jacquet is an artist that loves working with paper and has created a series of small masks by bending and folding empty toilet paper rolls. The masks are sculpted by hand, then coated with shellac and different pigments. Each mask expresses a kind of emotion of people. Isn’t it amazing to see all kinds of expressions on the toilet paper roll that should have been thrown into bin?
Yuken Teruya is a Japanese artist who cuts trees out of paper bays and cardboard toilet paper rolls. The most fantastic thing is that in each roll, the shape of a tree is created with out adding or removing anything, just by cutting out and folding the paper from the roll itself. Except toilet roll, the Japanese artist has also used shopping bags and old pizza boxes in his collection of work that uses recycled materials to defy the defined roles of these objects.