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Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Household Objects sculptures recycling animals

Artist Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Hong Kong and Brazil, and now lives and works in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Ganz was deeply impacted as a child by Japanese Shinto beliefs that all objects and organisms have spirits, and was also taught that objects discarded before the end of their usefulness “weep at night inside the trash bin” (this is so wonderful I’m going to start teaching this to my son immediately). As her artistic side developed, she infused her artwork with these beliefs, using discarded and reclaimed household objects as a medium for her sculptures.

Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Household Objects sculptures recycling animals

Animal Sculptures Made from Reclaimed Household Objects sculptures recycling animals

via Colossal | An art and design blog..