Venice was AMAZING of course and full of textiles, textures and the generally tactile! I’ll be posting more images soon but for now here are a few pictures of El Anatsui’s current exhibit at Palazzo Fortuny. One of the few descriptions I’ve found on-line refers to the piece as a “tapestry of empty tins”. The colors are reminiscent of an iridescent oil slick and the gathering and folding of the piece is absolutely evocative of cloth. I’ve seen El Anatsui’s work at the De Young Museum in San Francisco but don’t know much about him. In any case, he’s found an amazing way to create art out of what would otherwise be recycling at best!