A young Ghanaian artist and entrepreneur is helping to find solutions to waste problems by performing wonders with eggshells in the art industry.
Lanto Kwame Azasime, a student at the Takoradi Technical University in Ghana, is redefining the arts with his innovative and creative approach.
According to the artist, his use of eggshells for his works is a way of reducing waste in the country.
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Azasime learned his unique and versatility in pencil, abstract, landscape, portrait drawings and digital paintings from Ghanaian tutor Abladey Glover and American Justin Pollock.
In 2018, he received an award in Nigeria for using creative arts and paintings to preserve the good image of Africa at the Ghana-Nigeria achievers awards.
His artwork which is a project to combat climate change is tailored towards highlighting social issues, injustice, abuse, peace-building and corruption. Azasime who believes that innovation and creativity could be used to combat waste in Ghana and beyond uses discarded raw materials for his artworks.
To him, eggshells which were hitherto considered waste, are a great source of raw material for the arts. He gets eggshells from food vendors and waste sites, processes them and converts them into amazing artworks.
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He hopes to gain a scholarship to study abroad at institutions such as the Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London (UAL) and Parsons School of Design at The New School.
This year, Azasime wants to produce more artworks and put together exhibitions, so he can sell his artworks in Ghana and to the world.
In this video, Azasime explains how he uses the eggshells: