Cow dung and old tires inspire the artists of South Africa’s townships

The China Post | Beatrice Debut:


Soweto, South Africa–On land that is both a marshy field and a rubbish dump in the township of Soweto, artist Mzi Gojo is looking for a special material to use in his latest work — cow dung.


South African artist Mzi Gojo holds some cow dung he uses for his artwork near the cooling towers of Orlando Power Station in Soweto, South Africa on Oct. 1. Gojo is a member of Ubuhle Bobuntu (“beauty of humanity” in Zulu), a group of artists that uses recycled materials and experimental techniques to express their own lives in modern South Africa. (AFP)

“The good thing about summer is that the cow dung is very green and it stays very green on my canvas,” he explains…


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