Works of Art Made from Reclaimed Household Objects


Sayaka Ganz is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Japanese Shinto beliefs, about the fact that all organisms and objects have spirits, have marked Ganz’s childhood. She learned that objects thrown before the final of their usefulness “weep at night inside the trash bin”. Based on these beliefs and on her artistic qualities, she realized works of art, using discarded and reclaimed household objects. Ganz says: ” 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. Building these sculptures helps me understand the situations that surround me. It reminds me that even if there is a conflict right now, there is also a solution in which all the pieces can coexist peacefully. Though there are wide gaps in some areas and small holes in others, when seen from the distance there is great beauty and harmony in our community. Through my sculptures I transmit a message of hope.”










One Response to “Works of Art Made from Reclaimed Household Objects”

  1. Reb says:

    amazing work, however, how come they believe “organisms and objects have spirits” and yet brutally murder 20,000 dolphins a year? Do they not have spirits? Like the whale, shame they kill them too

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