Art from rubbish and weapons

Nothing at the major art galleries grabbed me this morning so having walked 4-5 miles yesterday, we wandered the very short distance to the British Museum. As in art galleries, I find I can only focus on and process a relatively small amount of what is on display at any one time so we only looked at a couple of rooms. Of the many things on display in the Africa gallery, two pieces were particularly striking. One is the tree made from weapons given up by a village:
Tree made from weapons British Museum 15 Feb 2015 (1 of 1)
and the other a Kente cloth made from bottle neck wrappers by El Anatsui:
Kente Cloth by El Anatsui British Museum 15 Feb 2015 (1 of 1)
I have some creative projects in the making derived from rubbish but hope that I never have to do any derived from weapons.

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