Here's another one of those posts where you have to click through to see the photos. The io9 blog has a photo gallery post today titled "Nothing Is Ever Junk When It Can Be Reembodied." It features the work of sculptor Sayaka Ganz,, who created beautiful horses that appear to be emerging from a wall. When you get close to the sculptures, you realize they are are made entirely from junk plastic, like discarded packaging and foodservice ware. Ganz had this to say about her work:
I find discarded objects from peoples' houses and give them a second life, a new home. For my sculptures I use plastic utensils, toys and metal pieces among other things. I only select objects that have been used and discarded. The human history behind these objects gives them life in my eyes. My goal is for each object to transcend its origins by being integrated into an animal form that seems alive.The comments on the blog are also worth a look. So far, at least, there are no attacks on the plastic material -- only praise for the pieces. Thanks to Plastics News staff reporter Rhoda Miel, for pointing out this item.