This wall hanging is done by an African artist named El Anatsui. He makes enormous curtains made of small metal bottle wrappers which are put together by people him and people in his community. His work was an inspiration for a piece of art that we are constructing to hang in our local church. Last night was the first night that we started creating this piece together.
We are using coffee filters that are opened up and then stapled together.
We then painted the coffee filters lightly to reveal the texture beneath the paint. The wall hanging is based off a painting that we liked. It is going to be a more pixelated version of our inspiration painting.
This is the beginning of it laid out on the floor. I love the way it is beginning to take shape and I can't wait to see the finished piece when it is completed!