A self-taught sculptor and painter, Kabiru is crafting visually striking artwork from abandoned refuse he collects from the streets of the Kenyan capital.
Using wires, spoons and bottle tops, his artistry gains a new lease of life for found refuse materials as vital components of his art pieces. His art depicts the concept of looking at the world through rose colored glasses. He has been able to see trash as treasure, yet more to the idea of peering through the looking glasses and seeing the majic of life and environment.
Kabiru has created other pieces besides his Optical art...
PLASTIC DOES NOT BIODEGRADE BACK INTO THE ENVIRONMENT! They represent our toxic waste and a gigantic carbon footprint from each individual, in a consumer society. So many of these plastic fragments are eaten by birds and toxic fluids are consumed by fish. So many animals are choking, suffocating and caught in plastic.
This is the view of Cyrus Kibiru. Since his childhood he had the view of a garbage mountain of emperialistic conspicuous consumerism waste. Through all of the toxic slop, he has made something beautiful.
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