I’m afraid that there’s good and bad news with this post. The good news is that I got these great pics of a dazzling piece of art. The bad news is that I’ve searched high and low in my notes and simply can’t find the name of the artist/date, to pass on to you. So, what to do…will I post it without or should I file the whole thing into the nether regions of my laptop? Once I’d reviewed all of the photos I decided that it was positively too gorgeous to be relegated to the bowels of my computer.
What I can tell you is that I spied this absolute bobby dazzler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I can also tell you that it originated from Africa. From memory, the whole piece was around one and a half meters wide by a meter high. The other little golden gem of information I can tell you is that it’s made from the bottle tops of a variety of alcoholic beverages. Each one cut, flattened and wired into place. More unbelievable African recycling!