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"All my works use natural pigments made from raw materials likeflowers, bark, leaves and berries. One of the thingsI like best about this is...

{Elsita Mora} Breathing becomes harder when i'm loking at Elsita's work, her ability with the knife is beaten only by her imagination where birds are flying, little girls are playing and blood is gushing.

El Anatsui __ photo by "Tribal Trappings" blogger at the National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian). Large "cloth" made of metal strips from the necks & tops of liquor bottles. "The rich metallic color brings to mind Ghana's famous goldsmith traditions... its composition of strips gives a nod to the strip-woven cloth of Ghana, called 'kente.'" _ El Anatsui was born in Ghana, but lives & teaches in Nigeria since 1975.