I slipped into Brooklyn on thursday to check one more thing off my list.
So glad I did.
I got to see the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui
These multi faceted voluminous draping and standing pieces transform rough metal waste such as tin can lids, bottle tops, bottle neck wrappers………multiples of found objects, into such warm and sensual work, bring a whole new dimension to the possibilities of “green”.
The revelation came to him when he found a discarded bag of bottle tops, and has been using many hands in his home base in Nigeria to create these masterful pieces.
Ends today, at The Brooklyn Museum. Not sure if it travels.
Also on The Highline, thru the end of the month.