One man’s junk is another’s treasure – meet the Nigerian sculptor turning metal scraps to pieces of art.
Here is Dotun Popoola, a Nigerian man from Ile Ife who is making waves with his artworks from metal scraps.
Al Jazeera English features him.
“I looked at my self in the mirror and tears rolled down from my eyes, not because i received award, but i remember how i started this ART in Agege 1986 as a kid , sketching on our landlords new Mercedes Benz with sharp nails, cutting my dads leather chairs with charp razor blades, all these has put me in troubles, but now i am an artist with special GRACE.
I listen to Mr @oliverenwonwu read my citation for 8minutes and i couldn’t believe he was talking about me, could that be me? i think he was reading the story of a man with special GRACE.
I looked at my wife’s face @adeolacakes and i saw the joy on her face for saying yes to me seven years ago when i didnt even look like a man that could take her arround the world, i think she is married to a man full of special GRACE.
I remembered how i use to carry my art work inside Yellow bus(molue), from Abule Egba, looking for who will buy on Island, and sometimes i would end up selling it cheaper just to get transport back home, but now only selected few who are well feed�� can afford it, i think you are buying a work of a man with special GRACE.
Key into the GRACE of God and your story will change shortly. Abeg let me go and Weld jare….. where is my apron�, this TUX is giving me heat.”
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