Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wire art


There are some great artists in Kenya. (Well, I admit, most every country has some great artists.) Since Nairobi has many tourists that come through, as well as lots of global aid agencies having bases here, there is a ready market for their art. I'm a prime consumer, at times.

These wire artists are quite resourceful. The "rubber" is electrical tape. The hubcaps on the VW are ends of D-cell batteries.

The wheels turn and the hoods (bonnets, for the English-speakers out there) open.


This post is dedicated to The Lone Beader, who creates art of her own. She had asked to see the some art, many moons ago.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Lone Beader said...

That is so clever!!! I love it, and thanks for mentioning me. HOw big are these cars?? I like classic cars, and someday will do a beaded car, eventually. (No, not a real car that is beaded...LOL)

Tue Jul 25, 10:14:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nairobi Paul said...

Happy to put the post "out there"!

These vehicles are about 10" long.

Wed Jul 26, 06:16:00 AM PDT  

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