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Yoshida, Eiko

Apple / by Eiko Yoshida.

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England : Eiko Yoshida, 2013?
Physical Description:
1 paper apple ; 18 cm in height, 12 cm in diameter
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Flat B 10
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Not Evaluated
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
"I make paper plants and jewellery using twigs and scrap paper such as newspaper, food packages, shopping bags, wrapping paper, books and envelopes that I find in the street. I cut out those paper and fold them up to make a three dimensional forms. Originally paper was made from wood. After having been read or otherwise served their purpose, they are thrown away. My idea is that from scrap paper new life once again begins when I transform them into flower blossoms. In this way, my work represents nature's amazing ability to regenerate. I hope to explore the possibilities of recycling through my work and to encourage people to have similar respectful approach to the environment."--Artist's statement.
Of green leaf, bird, and flower: artists' books and the natural world, p. 115
Sculptural apple, composed of a twig segment (the apple stem), from which radiate 16 portions of paper-covered cardboard. Each of these cardboard segments is cut in the shape of an apple section. Papers used include scraps of packaging, envelopes, books, and various decorative papers. Tied to the stem is a printed tag on hand-made paper, bearing the title (with illustration of a tree). The reverse of the label notes: "Caution: please avoid direct sunlight."
Subject Terms:
Paper work -- Great Britain -- Specimens.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Regeneration (Biology)
Waste paper -- Recycling.
Women in natural history.
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Cut-paper works.
Found objects.

"Of Green Leaf, Bird, and Flower" : Artists' Books and the Natural World (Yale Center for British Art, May 15, 2014-August 10, 2014) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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