Black Makeup

Black Makeup

Artist : Essilfie Banton
Medium : solid waste materials ( 99% plastic)
Size: 72 inches by 48 inches.

Project description

“Black Makeup” is a powerful artwork that uses an unconventional medium – plastic waste collected from the environment – to highlight the issue of pollution. The artwork features four women, each dressed in a different color that represents the Ghanaian flag – red, yellow, green, and black.

The women stand tall amidst a background of vibrant polyethylene bags and sachets, symbolizing the chaotic state of the environment.

The use of black makeup as a medium for the tiles adds to the artwork’s impact, drawing attention to the message behind it. The foreground is depicted in black and white, underscoring the idea that regardless of our color, we all have a role to play in building a better future for Ghana.

Through this artwork, the artist calls on viewers to reflect on their own impact on the environment and take action to reduce waste and build a more sustainable future. “Black Makeup” is a poignant reminder of the urgency of environmental issues, and the power of art to spark meaningful change.



Skip to content