SAYAKA GANZ: Reclaimed Creations
May 13 – October 2, 2021
From a young age, Sayaka Ganz was influenced by the Japanese Shinto belief that all objects and organisms have spirits, and if these objects are discarded before their time they weep inside the trash bin. This idea is the foundation that has shaped Sayaka and her sculptures. Her strong artistic voice is expressed through her exclusive use of objects that have been discarded.
Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible only upon observation from close proximity.
Born in Yokohama, Japan, Ganz grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She currently resides in Indiana.
One of the important tasks for artists of our time is to bring more of the natural world back into people's lives, especially in urban areas. When we encounter the true wonders of nature, the beauty we behold transcends our intellects and reaches directly to our hearts. I desire a similar response from viewers of my work; to provoke a re-examination of our relationship to the natural world. – Sayaka Ganz
*This traveling exhibition is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director.
© Sayaka Ganz, Emergence (Light), 2013. Photo by Adam Parsons
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