In this video, Bright Ugochukwu Eke recounts how experiencing the effects of acid rain while working in Nigeria led him to the theme of water in his art. As he explains, “My inspiration as an artist comes from everyday life. As I move about, I experience cultures, people and their attitudes to life in relation to the surrounding earth.” Eke’s large-scale, site-specific installations Ripples and Storm 1 and Ripples and Storm 2 were featured in the Tang Museum exhibition Environment and Object - Recent African Art (2011). CREDITS | Producer/Camera/Editor: Vickie Riley. Interview: John Weber. Map of Nigerian oil fields by Andrew Noone. ©The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2011


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