Commendable! 2 artists are helping to protect environment by turning rubbish into works of art

Commendable! 2 artists are helping to protect environment by turning rubbish into works of art

- Two Ethiopian artists are helping to protect the environment

- They collect rubbish and turn it into works of art

- They use plastic bags and animal bones to create paintings and sculptures

Two Ethiopian artists are doing their bit to protect the environment by collecting rubbish and turning it into works of art.

Lij Yared and Estifanos Belay shared their initiative and showcased their work in an interview with BBC Africa.

They use discarded plastic bags and animal bones to create amazing paintings and sculptures.

Estifanos Belay shows of one of his paintings. Photo: BBC Africa

Estifanos Belay shows of one of his paintings. Photo: BBC Africa

Describing one of his paintings, Belay said: "When people see this, they think I've used paint. I want people to understand that we can create something from rubbish."

Yared, who is a famous comedian, said: "When I collect the bones, people say, 'What is wrong with you? You're not on TV like before but now you go into rubbish. Honor yourself!'"

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They create paintings from plastic bags. Photo: BBC Africa

They create paintings from plastic bags. Photo: BBC Africa

He added: “But I don’t care what others say. I’m cleaning what they are throwing out. We are not doing this for money. We could make more money if we did something else.”

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Their initiative is indeed a commendable one. Their works of art are beautiful too!

One of Yared's sculptures made from animal bones. Photo: BBC Africa

One of Yared's sculptures made from animal bones. Photo: BBC Africa

To watch their interview on BBC, click here.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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