Indiana based artist, Sayaka Ganz has an obvious fascination for animals, creating magnificent sculptures that give the feel of motion, but when looked up close, you can really see the many individual objects (mostly reclaimed) used in creating them.
Born in Yokohama, Sayaka draws inspiration from Japanese culture for her works. She experienced different media of expressing herself through art, from ceramics to printmaking, before realizing that sculpture and welding represent her at best.
Sayaka is currently based in Indiana, where she teaches drawing and design at IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana and welds figures from steel, of humans and other animals.
(All images via Sayaka Ganz)