- Scrap Metal, Silver ware, and Paint
- Dimensions: H 51” x W 45” X D 30”
- Sculpture is freestanding.
- Availability: Yes
- Suitable for outdoors and indoors
With my scrap metal sculpture titled ‘Egbin’, I hoped to bring attention to the dangers that man’s activities pose to our natural habitat and the animals that call it home. The scrap metal deer represents a subtle motion, as if it is in the midst of fleeing or seeking safety. The materials I used, such as car exhaust parts, used silverware, saw blades and various scrap metals, represent the impact that our consumption and industrialization has on the environment. The used silverware signifies the idea of consumption and the ways in which we contribute to the destruction of our planet. ‘Egbin’, which means beauty/deer in the traditional Yoruba society, highlights the contrast between the beauty of the natural world and the dangers that threaten it. This sculpture is meant to be a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting our natural habitat and the creatures that inhabit it.