While most throw out those brown toilet paper rolls when they reach the end of the roll, Paris-based artist Anastassia Elias recycles them and creates tiny magical worlds inside. The scenes range from nature settings to basketball games to a classroom filled with students and a room filled with tango dancers. In order to make the silhouettes appear like they are coming out of the roll, Anastassia uses the same colour paper as the brown toilet paper rolls. The rolls are then backlit with a light to bring life into each scene.
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.
The Trans-Layers installation by Sakir Gökcebag will broaden your horizons. A Turkish artist, currently based in Germany, thought of a way to set up multiple rolls of toilet paper into surprisingly beautiful forms and patterns, creating an urban and minimalistic installation.
This is not the first time Sakir discovers a way to reveal the artistic potential of the ordinary every-day objects laying around us – previously, he has also used brooms, umbrellas, clothes hangers, clocks and such. His work is the result of a close observation of the objects’ form, function and intrinsic qualities.