Artist of the Day-Serge Attukwei Clottey(click on image to view individually)

Serge Attukwei Clottey

 

The works shown demonstrate the social aspect of Clottey’s work. Constructed with cut up jerry cans used by the locals to transport water and other liquids, the plastic of the jerry cans is bad for the environment and contaminates the water they hold. Clottey…dressed in women’s clothing (because it’s ‘women’s work’ …goes about…with his team, gathering up the jerry cans that he then cuts up and turns into wall hangings. The pieces are wonderful. They have meaning much like the work of El Anatsui. You can find Anatsui's work through Google or by going back through the Artist of the Day entries.