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This Kenyan Artist Turns Scrap Objects Into Amazing Works of Art

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For many a dump site is simply what it is, a site for dumping waste. But not this Kenyan artist, Evans Ngure sees beyond the waste as he uses his imagination to bring these materials to life.

This Kenya Artist Turns Scrap Objects Into Amazing Works of Art

This 29-year old Nairobi resident makes art and jewelry from recycled objects.

“ I’ve always loved collecting objects, from a very young age, but it was really when I started going to university that I started creating art with unconventional materials. ”

Evans uses his own living room as a studio. He says he finds his materials just everywhere, from the floor during his walk in town to friends and even as donations from customers. Evans also said this is part of his efforts at protecting the environment and wildlife.

This Kenya Artist Turns Scrap Objects Into Amazing Works of Art

“It is not only human beings who need a second chance, but also objects, they cannot plead their cause so they need a second chance. Before you throw them in the garbage, take some time to think about what they might be used for “, he said.

This Nairobi resident said for nine years, he lives his works of art and jewelry from recycled objects. Evans said his clients are mainly Kenyans who buy mostly jewelry but also some works of art.

This Kenya Artist Turns Scrap Objects Into Amazing Works of Art

Evans Ngure also wants to educate his contemporaries on the protection of wildlife by making collages of animals, like butterfly or ladybug which he exhibited with other works at the British Institute a few months ago.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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