Sayaka Ganz's Animal Sculptures Made of Salvaged Plastic | Yatzer
Many artists seem to enjoy experimenting with the idea of downcycling by reusing waste materials in order to create inspired artworks. However, when this passion is supported by a genuine belief in the value of resources, the result cannot be anything less than breathtaking.
Sayaka Kajita Ganz was born in Japan but now she's living and working in Indiana, USA. She use discarded objects, mainly made in plastic, like kitchen tools, hangers, etc, to create stunning sculptures inspired by animals and nature. She says about her work It is a way for me to contemplate and remind myself that even if there is conflict right now, there is a way for all the pieces to fit together..
Using possibly the cheapest material around—thrift store plastics that have already been used or trashed—Sayaka Kajita Ganz still manages to make pieces that look downright priceless (and sell for over US$ 12,500 each). Born in Yokohama, Japan, Sayaka explains that, "Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin... or so they teach children at many preschools." Whether truth or…