Notice - Forest (Autumn)

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Exhibition Label
Teruya transforms paper bags into magical tableaus. He cuts the silhouette of a tree into one side, then bends the paper inward to seemingly take root, leaving the lacy holes above to evoke mottled sunlight. Teruya’s reuse of these discarded materials memorializes the trees in ingenious floating worlds and suggests a cycle of renewal.
Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Renwick Gallery
2002
Object number
2015.28.6
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Driek and Michael Zirinsky
Artist
Yuken Teruya, Japanese, born Okinawa, Japan 1973
Topic
Landscape\tree
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Literature\character\Peter Pan
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Medium
McDonald's Neverland paper bag and colored pencil
Dimensions
3 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 11 in. (8.9 × 14.6 × 27.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Restrictions & Rights
© 2002, Yuken Teruya
Type
Sculpture
Crafts