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Yellow Brick Road ... in Ghana!

We're not in Kansas anymore ... we're actually in La, a district in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey created carpets of stitched together yellow square pieces of plastic from a jerrycan as an art installation.

BBC has the details:

Each of the squares is cut from a distinctive type of jerrycan, known in Ghana as a "Kufuor gallon" - named after former President John Kufuor - and then sewn together to form plastic carpeting.
In the early 2000s, when Mr Kufuor was in power, there were water shortages and the large yellow containers began to be seen around the country as people used them on their long treks to collect water.
Some are still in use, but many now lie discarded and Clottey repurposes them for his art, which he calls "Afrogallonism".

Read the rest over at the BBC.

Photo: Nii Odzenma


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