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Terrific Trash Tapestries

Pot of Wisdom by El Anatsui Features Liquor Bottle Cap Art

— January 16, 2013 — Eco
Tapestries made out of thread are already impressive works of art, but the Pot of Wisdom exhibit showcases another kind of tapestry that rivals their beauty. Strangely, these tapestries are made out of trash--dirty, rusted and smashed liquor bottle caps, to be exact.

Created by Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, who has been making waves in the art world for a number of years now, the Pot of Wisdom exhibit showcases his most recent work. Currently on display at the Jack Shainman Gallery, the tapestries have been hung on the wall, and yet don't lay flat. Instead, they are given added dimension by way of their undulating surfaces and shiny metals.

The Pot of Wisdom exhibit will run until the summer.
Trend Themes
1. Trash Art - Explorative ways industries can take advantage of using trash as art to reduce waste and promote green initiatives
2. Sustainable Sculptures - Opportunities for industries to embrace sustainable art forms and contribute to environmentally responsible practices.
3. Recycled Artwork - Opportunities for industries to develop and market innovative products made using recycled materials, as shown by El Anatsui's artistic work.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Design - Opportunities within the industry for designers and artists to embrace sustainability and use unconventional materials within their creations.
2. Waste Management - Disruptive innovation opportunities within the industry to create value out of waste materials, as showcased by El Anatsui's artwork.
3. Retail - Possibilities for retailers to showcase and market products that promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices, as inspired by El Anatsui's artistic expression.
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