Sharing is Caring
By Nii Anyetei Ras
In the words of the artist, “This series and its merits benefit not only collectors, but also my community of origin and the world as a whole through waste management” 85% of the materials used are from plastic waste. Nii states that her vision in creating these pieces is to do her best to change the world in her stream of life; art.
2022 – Mixed media
76 x 91 cm | 2.4 x 2.9 ft
Nii Anyetei Ras
About this new series
“This current series of art pieces I am producing is the greatest task I have ever taken in the field of art.
The merits that come from it benefit not only my buyers (collectors) but also my community in which I come from and the world as a whole, through waste management. 85% or more of the mediums used are from popular nylon plastic waste that has a lifespan of five centuries or more and can be found on a daily basis in trash bins of households and market areas all around the world.
The process involved in production starts from going to places like cold stores, Food joints, shops, wholesales, and households to gather the plastic waste which is mainly used for binding boxes. Washing and drying them follows. I then enhance some selected ones with color and weave them into the forms and shapes needed to compose them into beautiful pieces the world will cherish forever.
My vision towards creating these pieces is making my possible best in changing the world (helping in plastic waste management and at the same time creating smiles on the faces of art lovers who relate with my vibe) through my flow of life which is art.”
2015 Novotel hotel in Accra
2017 Kotoka international airport
2017 Panafest Ghana
2019 Africa Contemporary Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.
2017-2018-2019-2021 Chale Wote art festival.
2022 commissioned by the president of the republic of Ghana and His team for an instant portrait of former president of south Africa Nelson Mandela to be gifted to unto the south African dignitaries at Nelson Mandela’s 100 years celebrations which was held in Ghana at the Labadi beach hotel 2018.