WASTE AS EXPERIMENTAL MATERIAL IN SCULPTURE: METAL-MORPHOSIS OF AKEEM MURAINA’S METAL AR
ADELEYE ADEKUNLE JEREMIAH, Volume 3 Issue 1, 2020 Pages 135-145, Published: 2020-09-25
Artists are creatively and actively involved in collection and management of waste in Nigeria. Several of these artists have addressed issues of the environment with natural materials found around them, others have made their contributions experimenting with waste metal materials. This study will create a proper report and documentation of Akeem Muraina’s metal-morphosis experimenting with used and discarded metals to manage waste for self-sufficient, showing the technique, style and innovations that were made in the actualisation of some sculptures produced with brief analysis. The study is limited to the metal works of Akeem Muraina and the paper adopts both primary and secondary data collection through personal contact of field investigation, observation, interviews and taking photographs. Secondary data is employed where conference papers, journals and internet surfing were used, proving that waste is an experimental material in metal sculpture and of advantageous in managing solid waste. Invariably, suggestions were made.