Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong.
Using reclaimed plastic objects as materials, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy
Artist Statement : “I grew up with Shinto animist belief that all things in the world have spirits. Thus, when I see discarded items on the street or thrift store shelves, I feel a deep sadness for them and I am moved to make these abandoned objects happy. My sympathy goes out equally to all discarded objects regardless of materials, but my current working material of choice is plastic. I use mostly common household items to create animal forms with a sense of movement and self-awareness. I use plastics because of the variety of curvilinear forms and colors available. I manipulate and assemble them together as brush strokes to create an effect similar to a Van Gogh painting in three dimensions”.
website : www.sayakaganz.com