Between Earth and Heaven El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born Anyako, 1944). This is simply amazing - to appreciate, you must go to the Met site, and click to see closeups. The detail, the work involved, is incredible.
El Anatsui Ghana. These tapestries are made with found aluminum and copper wire.
El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944). Earth’s Skin, 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm).
El Anatsui, "Versatility". Aluminum and copper wire, 2006.
Resultado de imagen de El Anatsui
El Anatsui __ photo by "Tribal Trappings" blogger at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian). Large "cloth" made of metal strips from the necks & tops of liquor bottles. "The rich metallic color brings to mind Ghana's famous goldsmith traditions... its composition of strips gives a nod to the strip-woven cloth of Ghana, called 'kente.'" _ El Anatsui was born in Ghana, but lives & teaches in Nigeria since 1975.
'Enlightened' (2012) by Ghanaian artist El Anatsui (b.1944). Found aluminum and copper wire, 110 x 103 in. via Jack Shainman Gallery on artsy