Artist I Have Recently Discovered: Sayaka Kajita Ganz

While I am busy trying to do my annual clean-up, catalog and organize of my studio and office, I came across this artist that inspired my by her use of things considered cheap, no longer necessary and/or unworthy.
The sculptures of Japanese-born artist, Sayaka Kajita Ganz, use recycled thrift store plastics.
"I was born in Japan and spent my early childhood there. Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin, or so they teach children at many preschools. This became a vivid image in my mind. I grew up moving to several different countries and the constant need to adjust to a new environment also gave me a strong desire to fit in, and to make people and objects surrounding me fit together to create harmony." 
-Taken from Artist Statement