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picture made from recycled materials
  • Michael Mxakaza
    active: South Africa
  • picture made from recycled materials, 2005
  • Where object was made: Cape Town, Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • wood, aluminum, stone, sand, paint, metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 3/4 x 5 5/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0170

Block of plywood with smaller blocks of plywood and aluminum nailed on to make 3-dimensional buildings. The primary building on teh left has a "sign" from a beer can reading "CARLING Black Label BEER." Small rocks and sand are affixed to the bottom right corner for the ground, with a black painted road. The sky is painted blue with white painted clouds.