Japanese artist Sayaka Ganz uses discarded plastic utensils, toys and tidbits to create beautiful animal sculptures. Her plastic sculptures measure from 18 inches to over eight feet in length and can contain up to 500 pieces of junk.
Sayaka Ganz, 34, collects most of her material from charity shops and dust bins, and the rest is donated by friends and family. She then sorts everything plastic - from sunglasses and cutlery to baskets and cooking utensils - into 20 color groups in her basement in Indiana, US. She then ties each plastic junk into a wireframe until it takes the form of an animal in motion.
Her fascination with animals in movement permeates this collection. “When you look at the piece from the distance you see the form of the horse galloping, but when you get up close you start to see that individual objects were used”, she writes.
Some of her plastic utensil sculptures have sold for $12,000.
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