Technology How creatives fashion waste into gems of artHarrison Mburu hammers scrap metal into wildlife. PHOTO | MARGARETTA WA GACHERU | NMGOftentimes, art materials are too pricey for struggling Kenyan artists to afford. Private airstripsSam Omondi and Khan Key find their art materials primarily at private airstrips where pilots tend to leave their derelict aeroplanes. But possibly the most touching story of an artist recycling used materials into beautiful works of art is that of 94-year-old Rosemary Karuga. Peter Walala also used second-hand clothes as the source of the art materials that won him a first-prize at the 2016 Manjano Art Competition.
Source: The North Africa Journal April 18, 2019 11:15 UTC