EcoArt: recycled collage township scenes

by EcoStreet on November 3, 2010

in EcoArt, Recycling

Alex Makumbe collects reclaimed chipboard and old cans to make his Cape Town scenes.   This is how he makes a living. Alex came to Cape Town from Harare in Zimbabwe 8 years ago and has been making a living as an African folk artist selling his work at the traffic lights ever since.

Recently Alex has teamed up with three other Cape Town crafters to sell their work online and to the whole world via their Mother City Craft Collective Etsy shop.

He is selling custom made collages, or you can choose one he’s already done.  Have a look.

Alex’s artwork is available from the Mother City Craft Collective Etsy shop.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon November 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

Fascinating work! Thanks for your recent comments…I plan to visit Africa one day! xoxo


cynthia December 19, 2010 at 7:34 am



Bill December 31, 2010 at 4:41 am

This is amazing artwork. Hope they do well with their online sales.


Chelsea January 3, 2011 at 6:27 am

These are amazing! It’s really cool how they were made from recycled material!


business recycling July 28, 2011 at 10:19 am

Beautiful art. I love the innovative use of cans. They’ve actually made them look beautiful


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