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 As we burn through plastic packaging and buy new things to replace completely usable, slightly outdated things, we devalue culture.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.
Thanks to PYY, who once made a turtle out of a plastic pasta strainer. I like turtles!
These is a little gallery of amazing animal hand paintings created by somebody who I don't know who is. But whoever they are, they sure did a great job. So great, in fact, I've been inspired to paint my own.
Well, what do you think? It's a robin. That? That's the worm i... / Continue →
In the same vein as the famous photo reproductions (and classic video games), this is a little gallery of movie posters made using LEGO blocks. I posted some of my favorites after the jump, but there are 21 in total (some of which were made by Flickr user Craig Lyons)so hit th... / Continue →
'Ghost in the Machine' is a series of artwork by Flickr user iri5 that uses old cassette tapes (or film) to create the likenesses of famous musicians/actors. Pretty clever. Not as clever as jumping off the top of the apartment building with a parachute fashioned from a 13-ga... / Continue →