anything but reductive

I have never seen any of Truitt’s sculptures other than in photograps, she came to me through her writing. A mature woman’s literary reflections on motherhood and art, such a rare story to be told, was what initially got me interested. I find her work, seen from a very long distance, really beautiful, but believe the greatness…

the beauty of trash –

– the art of transformation El Anatsui, ‘TSIATSIA – searching for connection’, 2013. Aluminium, (bottle-tops, printing plates, roofing sheets) and copper wire, 15 x 23 metres.  El Anatsui began to manipulate broken ceramic fragments in the 1970s. In the 1990s, Anatsui made a crucial shift from working with hand tools to carving with a power saw,…