Gallery: El Anatsui Upcycles Bottle Caps into Gorgeous, Glittering Tape...

The glittering multi-colored murals by El Anatsui may look like they are made of precious metals, but take a closer look and you’ll recognize that the mosaic bits are recycled bottle caps! Working on a massive scale, the Nigeria-based artist has covered building facades with his rich tapestries made from disused bottle caps, remnant metals and wire. Anatsui sources bottle caps and seals from alcoholic drinks, many which he finds in garbage dumps near Nigerian distilleries.

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  1. busynurse56 March 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    I have been looking for some inspiration to start a project using similar resources (on a much smaller scale!!!), these are truly beautiful, even more so as they are waste products, upcycling at its finest.

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