By El Anatsui
All of the artworks in the variations contain hand-sculpted paper elements secured with copper wire, making each one unique. The paper elements also make each artwork volumetric. In keeping with El Anatsui’s ongoing interest in making works of art that explore the possibility of there being more than one front, the variations reveal two distinct sides. Furthermore, they have multiple orientations, which is a feature that connects them to the celebrated works of his that are made from liquor-bottle caps.