Ms. Gallagher and Yuken Teruya

by Sherry Riter in Art  ,Different,Memory

Ms. Gallagher.

I don’t know if that is how you spell her name because it was a long time ago, but she changed my life. She was my beautiful, young, blond, sophisticated and elegant second grade teacher who always wore stylish dresses. Ms. Gallagher knew how and loved to teach young children. She cultivated the desire to fill life with learning. In her young, orange haired, female student, Ms. Gallagher focused just the right amount attention to motivate her towards excellence.

That was the beginning of my love for school and learning.

Thank you Ms. Gallagher where ever you are for this insatiable desire within me to learn and to find beauty in all forms of art.

Once I told you that I was like a sponge which is the basis of my inspirations and drive toward success in anything I strive to accomplish.

On the flip side, the creative part of me loves art.

Art rocks.

No, really!

Everything from the clay bowl or ash tray that children make in their elementary years to the beautiful paintings of Monet and musical compositions of Beethoven.

Do you remember the cool art of Junior Jacquet? I have found another artist that amazes me with his unique view. His name is Yuken Teruya and he transforms common, every day items into art such as…

A toilet paper roll that…

Yuken Teruya toilet paper roll art

becomes a hanging forest…

Yuken Teruya toilet paper roll art
Yuken Teruya

“Art is the most
intense mode of individualism
that the world has known.”
~Oscar Wilde~

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anything Fits a Naked Man March 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

That's….IMPOSSIBLE!! OMG, I can't believe how beautiful those are!!


2 elliej March 14, 2010 at 3:31 am

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3 Sarah Lynne March 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Happy Sunday. I am a new Friday Follower!!



4 Sara @ Domestically Challenged March 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Wow- those are amazing and gorgeous. I also hope to inspire my students in the same way as your teacher did.


5 C. Rose Fisher March 15, 2010 at 4:36 am

And I was tossing those art cayalysts in the TRASH all these years…..THAT is art!! amazing.


6 The Redhead Riter March 15, 2010 at 4:43 am

LOL So how long do you think he sat on the toilet before he thought of doing that?!!!! LOL


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