Animal Sculptures Made From Discarded Plastic Utensils

July 30, 2012

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This is a series of sculptures from artist Sayaka Ganz of different animals created entirely from discarded plastic goods. Now look under my coffee table. That's a booger collection.

She wants to "transmit a message of hope" through her sculptures; and does so by giving new-found utility to these otherwise useless objects. Her sculptures are not only aesthetically wonderful, but also a commentary on our disposable culture. As we burn through plastic packaging and buy new things to replace completely usable, slightly outdated things, we devalue culture. Ganz's recollection of this "trash" meditates on the importance of valuing not only what we have, but who we are as a society.

Hey, you can try to make all the messages you want through your art, but to me you'll always be the crazy lady I came home and caught rooting through my garbage and had to chase off with a broom.

Hit the jump for ten more animals.

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Thanks to PYY, who once made a turtle out of a plastic pasta strainer. I like turtles!

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