Bottle Tops

by Alison Goldberg
Bottle Tops
  • ISBN-13: 9781620149669
  • Author(s): Alison Goldberg
  • Subject: Children's / Teenage: general non-fiction
  • Publisher: Lee & Low
  • Imprint: Lee & Low
  • Publication Date: 01-09-2022
  • Format: h/b

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The inspiring biography of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui whose handmade sculptures, created from discarded bottle tops, have received international acclaim and been showcased around the world. 'If you touch something, you leave a charge on it and anybody else touching it connects with you, in a way.' -- El Anatsui. El Anatsui has always written his own story. As an art student at the University of Ghana, El noticed that the artists and styles he was studying were grounded in European traditions. Curious about his own culture's art history, El observed his people and found stories in the fabrics they wore and the way they used recycled goods. He decided to tell these stories through his artwork. El experimented with different mediums -- firing broken clay into new pots and cutting wood into sculptures using a chainsaw. Each time El tried something new, he brought with him the experience of all the experiments he did before. After coming across a discarded bag of shimmering bottle tops, El
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The inspiring biography of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui whose handmade sculptures, created from discarded bottle tops, have received international acclaim and been showcased around the world. 'If you touch something, you leave a charge on it and anybody else touching it connects with you, in a way.' -- El Anatsui. El Anatsui has always written his own story. As an art student at the University of Ghana, El noticed that the artists and styles he was studying were grounded in European traditions. Curious about his own culture's art history, El observed his people and found stories in the fabrics they wore and the way they used recycled goods. He decided to tell these stories through his artwork. El experimented with different mediums -- firing broken clay into new pots and cutting wood into sculptures using a chainsaw. Each time El tried something new, he brought with him the experience of all the experiments he did before. After coming across a discarded bag of shimmering bottle tops, El