Recycling metal into ART - works by El Anatsui - artist from Ghana
- Greetings Art Educators,
Sharing with TAB list, too, as this artist could could be shared with
your "Beautiful Stuff" Centers.
Lucy (from one of the lists) introduced me to El Anatsui. I started a
post several days ago - but lost the info when my not-so-trustworthy
El Anatsui is a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in
Nigeria. Anatsui was born in Anyako, and trained at the College of
Art, University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi, in central
Ghana. Much of his work uses colorful recycled metal pieces -
flattened and assembled in cloth like pieces (reminiscent of Kente
cloth) that can be hung or draped in numerous ways - which is part of
the beauty of his work.
A Million Pieces of Home
“Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui,” - now showing at
the Brooklyn Museum.
Lots of great information out there about El Anatsui...
PBS Art 21:
Museum of African Art:
Sorry for the delay in sharing..... Showing student contemporary art
from Africa is so important.