Turn Scraps into Sculptures with El Anatsui

Atlanta's High Museum of Art helps you create sculptures at home using recycled and found objects.

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born 1944), Taago, 2006, aluminum and copper wire.

Learn about Ghanaian artist El Anatsui and try your hand at his distinctive and beautiful textile-inspired sculptures with the High Museum of Art. The artist, who lives and works in Nigeria, is primarily known for his “bottle-top installations,” but also creates artworks using clay, wood, and other found objects, incorporating discarded bits of aluminum bottle tops to form glittering works in the tradition of West African kente cloths.

In the accompanying project, students and creatives of all ages can try creating sculpture from items found around their homes!


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