These sculptures are designed by a Dutch artist with roots in Africa.
He created a workshop in an artist community in Harare, Zimbabwe; that pushes new artists in Africa; Funds raised from the sale of this artwork turn out to help pay for education, support children, and feed families in the very communities where the art is made.
Recycled metal art from Zimbabwe.
Each Zimbabwean sculpture is made from scrap metal—oil drums, cars, washing machines, refrigerators, and stoves—recovered from Harare's landfills. The metal is fired to remove paint and rust, cut to specification, and welded for the sculptures.
The art is then varnished, painted, varnished again and finally left to dry in the African sun. Finished pieces are shipped from Zimbabwe to THE NETHERLANDS AND ART OUTFITTERS IN THE UNITED STATES