El Anatsui, Ghanaian sculptor.
Anatsui’s practice often makes use of found objects including bottle caps, milk-tins and cassava graters. However, he is not concerned with recycling or salvaging; instead he seeks meaning in the ways materials can be transformed to make statements about history, culture and memory.
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Image credit: Intermittent Signals, 2009, Found Aluminum and copper wires. Photograph by Erik Anestad. Creative Commons, via Flickr.