Sayaka Ganz

Fort Wayne, IN, US

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Northern Bald Ibis

Reclaimed plastic

What is resilience? In my reclaimed plastic works, I believe what makes them strong is the flexibility of the network of cable ties and electrical wires that connect the plastic objects. In the case of the Kelaynak, or the Northern Bald Ibis, the people of Turkiye have been able to mend or supplement the access to resources that these birds needed to survive, and their population recovered.
2022
  • Sayaka Ganz

When the Ice is Gone

Sculptures made of plastic, digital photograph

Polar bears are in grave danger because the ice, which is the very ground they stand on, has disappeared. Their desperate struggle is not far at all from where we may find ourselves soon. With our insatiable commercial hunger, we could completely deplete the earth’s natural resources. Then we may find that the earth unconditional supported has disappeared from underneath our feet. Listen to the soundtrack here.
2020
  • Sayaka Ganz

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