ArtPrize artist creates piece on water scarcity

Photo: Emeka Ikebude
Photo: Cheyna Roth

The Food Fix went to ArtPrize in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk to people who are taking a more artistic route to better feeding the world.

Art Prize is an independent, international art competition that takes over three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids from September 23rd to October 11th. Anyone over the age of 18 can enter ArtPrize and compete for the public vote and juried prizes.

Emeka Ikebude is from Nigeria, but he currently calls Texas home. His installation at ArtPrize, The Stream, is a 3-D sculpture made of twine, bronze dust, wood and water. With this project, Ikebude wants to “engender a rethinking of the problems of global water scarcity.”

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