This amazing sculpture of horses emerging like ghosts from a wall is made entirely of junk plastic. In this gallery, you can see bits of dolls, wires, and discarded cooking utensils rescued from the trash and made into something alive.
Look at the figures that sculptor Sayaka Ganz has created from a distance - and then zoom in for a close-up reveal of what these creatures are really made of. It's amazing how the eye wants to see a unified creature given enough perspective; our brains smooth over the lines of junk and ignore each part to apprehend the whole. But when you look closer, you can see the batman dolls and other packaging culture debris that form these creatures' bodies. Aiding in the illusion is the fact that Ganz has an incredible ability to capture the way animals move and hold themselves.
Ganz says of 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.
[spotted via @GreatDismal on Twitter]