Created and Sold by El Anatsui

El Anatsui

Aziza Gate, 2004

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This Installation is now 13 years old but still exists at Eden Project in Cornwall. It is made from pieces of wood fashioned to desired length and shape; then drawn on, and burnt. This installation is reminiscent of an ancient altar (re)created to fit into its’ surrounding location.

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Meet the Creator

"El Anatsui (born 1944) is a Ghanaian sculptor active for much of his career in Nigeria. He has drawn particular international attention for his iconic ““bottle-top installations””, distinctive large-scale assemblages of thousands of pieces of aluminum sourced from alcohol recycling stations and sewn together with copper wire, transformed into metallic cloth-like wall sculptures in a way that can ““draw connections between consumption, waste, and the environment.”"

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