El Anatsui has compared his labor-intensive, repetitive artistic process – the flattening and “stitching” together of bottle caps thousands of times over – to “the effect of a good mantra on the mind.”
In this month’s Mindful Looking program, join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich in contemplating both the tiny parts and the impressive whole of this complex artwork.
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for Mindful Looking, a program that invites you to slow down and spend time with a single work of art.
Adult programs are supported by William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, James Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Image: El Anatsui (Ghanaian, b. 1944), Rain Has No Father?, 2008. Found bottle tops and copper wire, 158 x 237 in. Funds from Native Arts acquisition fund, U.S. Bank, Richard and Theresa Davis, Douglas Society, Denver Art Museum Volunteer Endowment, Alex Cranberg and Susan Morris, Geta and Janice Asfaw, Saron and Daniel Yohannes, Lee McIntire, Milroy and Sheryl Alexander, Dorothy and Richard Campbell, Wayne Carey and Olivia Thompson, Morris Clark, Rebecca H. Cordes, Kenneth and Rebecca Gart, Tim and Bobbi Hamill, Kalleen and Robert Malone, Meyer and Geri Saltzman, Ann and Gerry Saul, Mary Ellen and Thomas Williams, Nancy and James Williams, Forrest Cason, First Western Trust Bank, Howard and Sandy Gelt, Gene Osborne, Boettcher Foundation, John and Eve Glesne, The Schlegel White Foundation, Jeffrey and Nancy Balter, and Tamara Banks, 2008.891. Artwork(s) © copyright the original artist. All rights reserved.