Monday, October 8, 2012

Gravity & Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

On Saturday I attended Gravity & Grace at the Akron Art Museum with my Grandma Judy. The artist, El Anatsui creates his sculptures using bottle caps that are tied together loosely with wires. These sculptures are  similar to large pieces of fabric. I loved the fact that every time they are placed in a gallery they are hung differently. 'The idea of a sheet that you can shape and reshape...all that fluidity is behind the concept.'

Because these sculptures are made of metal they shimmered in the light. You really needed to experience and up close view versus a view from a distance. 

He also had artworks made of reclaimed wood. All of his artwork is made of recycled things.

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