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Cutting Trees From Newspapers Is The Height Of Irony

Illustration for article titled Cutting Trees From Newspapers Is The Height Of Irony

Newspaper writers always joke about how their industry is all about selling dead trees. Well, one artist decided to flip that around, making dead trees emerge from newspapers.

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Yuken Terayu is a Japanese artist with a list of exhibitions in pretty big galleries to his name. But 'Minding My Own Business' is deceptively simple in execution: Terayu carves these wonderful pop-up trees out of old newspapers.

I can't decide if it's an incisive commentary on the slow death of the paper newspaper, or a statement about our non-sustainable use of resources; but either way, it made me laugh. I'm also thankful he can't do this to blog posts. [Yuken Teruya via Fubiz]

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"or a statement about our non-sustainable use of resources"

Typical position taken by those in the unknown. For the most part, paper is sustainable and it has less impact to the environment than recycling paper. Think about it, why would wood mills drive themselves out of business. They don't and won't. This has been busted quite a few times and is a non-issue. Paper is as a whole sustainable it is actually one of the FEW sustainable resources we have as a whole.