A disturbing amount of pollution washes up all along the coast of Africa on a day to day basis. These objects range from common plastic bottle tops and bags too, oddly enough, vast quantities of flip-flops. Sculptor Davis Ndungu’s motto ‘Using Art to Save the Planet’ has seen him take these brightly coloured flip-flops and sculpt them into a range of forms from tribal fertility figures to the Big Five. This unique medium allows Ndungo to translate symbols typically seen as ‘African’ into new contemporary forms, offering a unique perspective on the current state of the environment in Africa.
Ndungu is a Kenyan born, self-taught artist and entrepreneur currently living and working in Cape Town.