Everyone knows that when the toilet paper is out, danger is approaching. Well, let’s just say that we all know we would rather have a spare toilet paper roll at home than realize it’s out when it’s too late. I remember when I was in preschool, and we were asked to bring empty toilet paper rolls to school. At first I was, as most of the kids were, clueless as to what was going to happen. But then it quickly dawned on us that we were going to create all kinds of cool stuff with these cardboard things. We made ornaments for the Christmas tree, maracas, yeah you name it, we could do pretty much anything with them. As time progressed, the use of a toilet paper roll somewhat fell into the shadows of our daily chores. We no longer saw the potential in them, and that’s way sad.
A guy that certainly doesn’t see the limits, yet sees the possibilities with an empty toilet paper roll is designer Junior Fritz Jacquiet. He calls himself a paper sculptor and boy are his creations awesome. Most of us would just put a couple of eyes, a nose and a mouth on the roll by using a pen. At max we’d add some yarn hair to it as well. But Fritz has a style all his own that will not only thrill you, but creep you out as well.
Fritz uses them as they are, adding a little color and then folding them to make fantastic faces. Each one is as unique as the next. I am just amazed by the creativity he shows in all his toilet paper roll faces. It’s astonishing to think that these faces where all hidden in a plain, boring and gray toilet paper roll awaiting discovery. This is art when at its best.