Monday, March 19, 2012

El Anatsui

"Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working from whatever their environment throws up." -El Anatsui

A friend in my Jewelry class introduced me to this Ghanaian sculptor. He works mainly in metal, although his pieces resemble the traditional woven kente cloth for which this part of Africa is well-known. I love the scale of his pieces and their cultural resonance.

No comments:

Post a Comment