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bottle top art
El Anatsui mostly uses aluminum seals from the tops of liquor bottles, but also incorporates flattened or rolled bottle caps as well. All are meticulously wired together.


bottle top art
El Anatsui - "Rain Has No Father" colorcreates.blogspot.com
In 1999, the artist happened upon a bag of bottle caps thrown in the bush. He inquired, and found that the local distillery removed the metal caps and seals from used liquor bottles before refilling the containers. And so a steady source ensued.


bottle top art
El Anatsui eatdaily.com
With the help of numerous assistants, Anatsui flattens the seals and folds them into strips that are then woven together with copper wire.


bottle top art
El Anatsui
It takes almost two months to finish one sculpture.


bottle top art
El Anatsui - aumultiples.blogspot.com



bottle cap art
El Anatsui - representingplace.wordpress.com
Thousands of strips of aluminum taken from the seals used on liquor bottles.

 

bottle cap art

El Anatsui - C-Monster flickr.com

 

bottle top art
El Anatsui eatdaily.com



bottle top art
El Anatsui was born in Ghana before its independence in 1957, but since 1975 he has lived in Nsukka, Nigeria where he is a professor of sculpture at the University of Nigeria. Image by Nash Baker. africancolours.com




El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa, the artist's first career retrospective. The exhibition features some sixty works in wood, metal, ceramic, painting, print and drawing. September 25 - January 22, 2012 at The University of Texas at Austin. March 18 - July 29, 2012 at North Carolina Museum of Art. September 2 - December 30, 2012, Denver Art Museum. February 2 - April 28, 2013, University of Michigan. For a slide show of works in the show: thephoenix.com



bottle top art
Bottlecap Giraffe - Unidentified, 1966, the Smithsonian - americanart.si.edu



plastic bottle top reuse
Plastic Bottle Top Portrait by Mary Ellen Croteau www.maryellencroteau.net
Bottom is detail of nose area.



bottle top art
Chuck Close by Molly B. Right mollybright.com
The bottle caps overlap and date from the 30′s to the 70′s. Transparent washes of glaze are often used to further define the image. Most of the portraits are 4′ x 5′ and are on sheet metal.


bottle cap art
Medusa by Molly B. Right mollybright.com



bottle cap art
Philip Simmons by Molly B. Right mollybright.com



bottle top art
Great Blue Heron - Molly B. Right mollybright.com



bottle cap art
Bottle Cap Mosaic with help - send this company an image of what you would like to create, they will send you back a template, you supply and attach the caps! tilemosaicmaker


plastic bottle top art

Bottle cap mural at Fish Restaurant, Charleston.
charlestondailyphoto.blogspot.com


bottle top art
Gilbert Whyman - Bottle tops on mesh. anthonywilsonsculptor.blogspot.com



plastic bottle cap art
Plastic Bottle Cap Mosaic. A 100m2 mosaic from approximately 90,200 discarded plastic bottle tops. Created for the world cup during 14 June 2010 – 13 July 2010. More pics: suchinitiative.org



bottle top art
Aaron Buehring - fineartamerica.com



bottle top art
Robert Melee, Enamel, plaster, bottle caps on wood - andrewkreps.com



bottle top art
Rick Melee - Redefined Gradual Substitution, 2000 enamel, plaster, beer bottle caps, on wood 25" diam, 20 X 30 inches edwardwinkleman.com



bottle top art
Tom Denninger - tomdeiningerart.com/statistics



bottle cap art
Barcade, Brooklyn, NY pic by Joshua Reid flickr.com



aluminum can house

Kipps Bay Decorators' House
Tin can top panelling made by Clare Graham, in area designed by Matthew White
and Frank Webb. nytimes.com   Close up below...


tin can wall

Kipps Bay Decorators' House
Tin can top panelling made by Clare Graham, in area designed by Matthew White and Frank Webb. nytimes.com


bottle cap window

Bottle Cap Window
Desire some privacy?
Cover the window in bottle caps, keeping them in place with plexiglass. 88milesperhour-willard.blogspot.com


plastic bottle top art

Bottle cap windows in Columbus, Ohio
and how to plastic bottle cap crafts book: artgrange.com
© Michelle Stitzlein


bottle cap table

Bottle Cap Table


bottle cap backsplash

Bottle Cap Backsplash
travelobsession.wordpress.com


bottle cap furniture

Phoenix Commotion Home.
Beer bottle cap floor. Image by Miro Dvorscak.



bottle cap chair

Flattened Bottle Cap Chair and Table.
tes.com


bottle cap art
Rick Ladd - motley-focus.com



bottle cap art

Bottle cap do.
Photo by Eric Lafforgue.
ericlafforgue.com

 





 
 

 

 

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Elena Cummings
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Amazing
Reply #13 on : Fri November 13, 2015, 19:47:00
I LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
caitlin
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Re: El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists
Reply #12 on : Fri February 21, 2014, 11:54:15
these are amazing pitchers of people and what they have done.
Anonymous
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Re: El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists
Reply #11 on : Fri December 20, 2013, 14:00:47
Wow! This was tons of fun and very inspirational!
LOVE THE WORK!!!
ольга малыгина
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Art from Bottle Tops
Reply #10 on : Sat July 27, 2013, 03:21:47
!!!
Colleen Calogeras
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Very cool
Reply #9 on : Sat February 16, 2013, 19:40:56
Great inspiration! Very cool and amazing
,
Yana
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RE: Working on similar project
Reply #8 on : Fri January 11, 2013, 03:22:48
Hi there,

I thank you so much for this site as I am currnetly working on a similar project in Mauritius
mansi
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Amazing
Reply #7 on : Mon December 31, 2012, 02:48:18
Amazing it real very beautiful art
Greer
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in awe!
Reply #6 on : Wed November 14, 2012, 23:44:01
STUNNING WORKS OF ART!!!
Bold win Madinga
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Art Ideas
Reply #5 on : Sun October 14, 2012, 23:14:11
Share with me your art ideas. Thanks and regards, Boldwin
Anonymous
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Re: El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists
Reply #4 on : Thu November 24, 2011, 03:10:12
I have been collecting bottle caps for 3 years! :It is almost impossible for recycling centers to recycle them which is why every bottle cap that enters my house gets saved. What an inspiration this site is! I have a new project. Thank you!
jasmin
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question
Reply #3 on : Tue November 08, 2011, 09:44:04
how do you connect the plastic bottle caps together. i'm trying to make a dress out of them....
niky
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B E A U T I F U L ! ! !
Reply #2 on : Thu October 20, 2011, 06:45:07
This is sooo great! congrats to the artists....inspirational!
Marcia
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Re: El Anatsui and other bottle cap and top artists
Reply #1 on : Sat October 08, 2011, 10:13:32
Breathtaking, fabulous, beautiful, awesome...I don't have enough adjectives.
 

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