Yuken Teruya. Iris (My Vote Project), 2011 Addias shoebox, spray paint 13″ x 12″ x 4 3/8″.
b. Okinawa, Japan in 1973.
The colorful Bingata flowers spray painted on the walls. This project started around the time of Mid-term election in 2010. Flower images on the streets that shaped out of the sneaker boxes are certainly for the pedestrians.
Yuken Teruya filters his observations of contemporary life and his native Okinawa into elegant, evocative mixed-media installations, sculptures, and public art projects that speak of the shaping forces of consumerism, politics, and history.