- 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.
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!'"
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.”
Their initiative is indeed a commendable one. Their works of art are beautiful too!
To watch their interview on BBC, click here.