El Anatsui’s Lessons of Gravity + Grace

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El Anatsui is the epitome of diligence. His monumental structures span hundreds of feet and lace together like lingerie. His pieces seem to be magic, as it’s hard to fathom the amount of time it would take to finish these aluminum strung sheets. El Anatsui was born in Ghana, but now lives in Nigeria. This practice of connecting cylindrical metal pieces is a combination of sculpture and art that borrows traditions of his past and aesthetics of his home. Once strung, they convey patterns that wow the eyes and drop the jaw.

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