Exhibitions: Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui

IN CONVERSATION

Our visitors respond to this 30-second video.

  • The the pieces imply a sense of cooperation. The pieces are created of many small seemingly insignificant things coming together to become something greater.

    — Molly

  • I keep imagining giant women wearing the hanging pieces. I think it is about the human, hands-on connection.

    — Wendy

  • One reminded me of a sand hill

    — Ruby

  • He creates a passion to his work that I see and really feel. It is so amazing how what was once a can or bottle can, is turned into a piece of art viewed and loved by many people.

    — Naomi

  • I see connections to nature.
    I also see how the wall hangings could be robes for giants.
    I think the one ahead looks like a water spout rising from the ocean or an inside up hole.
    The one to the left looks like parts are falling and getting mixed up in a whirlpool. And another part of it resembles a peacock's tail feathers.
    The one to the right looks like a sunset with a red sun and winter coming on. The yellow bit on the left looks like a honeycomb with 2 super sized bees in it.
    All are very beautiful.

    — Greta