Friday, 6 February 2009

3.12.08 El Anatsui's Studio

Dr Godwin drove me to El's studio which was off campus, where l was met by Uche - El's studio manager and himself a sculptor.

El recently returned from the USA where he was installing a work for the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York and was then scheduled to start a commission in Kentucky but he needed to survey the site first.

Uche said that his next series of work might be a return to the wooden reliefs, but that he was collecting tubes and cement sacks to start new work.

Unfortunately El was not very well, so our time was rather short for a lot of discussion about art, the universe and everything, but l thank him very much for giving me the permission to take these photographs of his wonderful work.

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