MEET THE ARTIST
El Anatsui

El Anatsui is a Ghanaian sculptor. He works from his studio in Nigeria.

His works are in museums and galleries all around the world. 

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He makes huge sculptures from materials he finds all around him. El Anatsui does not believe that you need to buy expensive materials to make great art.

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He carves wood, paints and makes sculptures from bottle tops, tins, and old bits of cloth.

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He weaves the materials he finds together, to look like cloth. Some of his works look like they were from gold when, in fact, they were made from old tins and bottle tops.