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This Nigerian Artist Makes Colorful Portraits Of People By Recycling Old Flip-Flops (10 Pics)

Published 1 week ago

Konboye Ebipade Eugene is an artist, environmentalist, and mosaicist who has been creating flip-flop portraits since 2017. The artist goes through heaps of waste dumped in Nigeria by several industrialized countries and finds countless flip-flops to recycle and create his artworks.

“Recycling was inspired by shortage of conventional art materials in the region where I schooled”, the artist tells DeMilked “My creative process starts with scavenging and sourcing for discarded flipflops, cleaning and disinfecting before assembling and stitching to hold them dem together after which I polish.” Cutting the flip-flops in pieces, he transforms them into colorful portraits that not only radiate beauty but also send a strong message of “reducing plastic waste”.

Check out some of his most stunning works in the gallery below.

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Saumya Ratan

Saumya loves to explore beautiful, crazy, and wholesome stuff on the internet. She seeks to find something interesting in everything and strives to share her inspirations and explorations with people all over the world.

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