Artist tells Nigeria’s story through sculptures made from scrap metal

Dotun Poopola is working on his latest sculpture in Ile-Ife, a town in south-western Nigeria’s Osun State.

The artist is fusing pieces from a broken generator, recycled kitchen utensils and collected scrap metal to create a metal fish.

The 35-year-old sculptor likes to work primarily with scrap metal and says creating animal forms is his favourite way to use the medium.

Dotun often uses colour to give his pieces a vibrant finish. His detailed sculptures – known for capturing movement and expr…

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