Nairobi based sculpture artist Cyrus Kabiru, is known for his statement eyewear collection of ‘C-stunners’ – upcycled glasses frames made from computer waste. Warning: They are not for the shy and retiring!
The self taught talent has a range of elaborately designed frames, made from materials sourced from the streets of Kenya. Electronic graveyards are a growing issue and can be found all around Africa, as millions of tonnes of electronic computer parts from western nations are exported there and dumped in tech age wastelands.
“I try to give trash a second chance. I change it to be something else, which is like it will stay for more than 100 years now. The most dangerous waste that will mess up our continent, our places, is electronics. We need to think of how we can stop making more motherboards.”
“We need to recycle them, we need to change our mentality. We need to be creative with what we’re doing.”