Owen Milyoni Shikabeta
The Greenpop UNESCO Art project is placement art made up of a wall mural, upcycled art and a tree made from scrap metal. Photographer: Mischke Bosse
Owen Milyoni Shikabeta: It did influence me, because I realised how many different materials are out there -be it natural or man made. Even a used plastic can be the starting point for a piece. Basically, any given material has to be understood first before using it in art.
I think it has to be sculpture because of the physical nature it has. I can upcycle any material into a sculpture and make this into a statement about the environment.
Owen Milyoni Shikabeta working on the 3m tree for the Conservation Corner in Livingstone. Photographer: Mischke Bosse
In the future I imagine to work more with recycled plastic. Heath was a great inspiration during the festival. Also I really enjoyed spending time with Cliff and learn so much about bees. I will find a spot where I can put up my own bee hive. Greenpop gave me opportunity to new ideas and inspirations.