Another artist upcycling packaging into artwork:
The sculptor El Anatsui was out scavenging for materials near his home in Nsukka, Nigeria, one day in the late 1990s when he found a bag of discarded bottle caps. He kept them in his studio for several months until he hit on the idea of pounding them flat and stitching them together like patchwork fabrics….
“I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up. I think that’s what has been happening in Africa for a long time,” Anatsui said in a 2003 interview. “I believe that color is inherent in everything, and it’s possible to get color from around you, and that you’re better off picking something which relates to your circumstances and your environment than going to buy a ready-made color.”
Dartmouth showcases sculptor who turns junk into precious metals
Greg Cook, The Boston Globe, February 24, 2007
Beach Packaging Design