el anatsui

Feb 19, 2009

while i was perusing the new york times style magazine, i came across an article on a nigerian artist that goes by the name of El Anatsui. He recycles bottle caps that he amasses from all over west africa, crushes them into flat pieces, and then fashions them into huge sheets to look like fabric or giant draperies. they're stunning to say the least.the bottom photo reminds me of dries van noten bead work. maybe that's why i was drawn to it?

please excuse the shoddy scan job, i'm very tired today.

1 comment :

woodley park-zoo said...

For once, recycled artwork that is actually aesthetically pleasing too... really like the top one's tones.