WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
If one bumps into a beautiful object like ‘Wisdom‘ by artist Sayaka Ganz, one can only go on to show it to as many people as possible. And that’s what I’m doing right here. This is pure art and when you take a close look at all the details you’ll see how much work has been put in to it. Incredible how you can make an object like this from discarded objects. And not only this one, no there’s a whole series of fantastic sculptures. She made them with the following image in her mind: ‘Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and I was taught in kindergarten that objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin’.
Sayaka Ganz: ‘Driven by a combination of my passion for fitting odd shapes together and a sympathy toward discarded objects, I create animals from thrift store plastics. I only select objects that have been used and discarded. My goal is for each object to transcend its origin by being integrated into an animal/ organic forms that are alive and in motion. This process of reclamation and regeneration is liberating to me as an artist. I believe the best way for artists to help reduce waste is to show how beautiful these materials can be, and what can be done with these mundane objects and materials. When we think of these things as beautiful, we value them. If we value our resources we will waste less’.

Design by Sayaka Ganz

WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
WISDOM: plastic waste turned into art by Sayaka Ganz – upcycleDZINE
Photos © Sayaka Ganz

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