Creative Welded Metal Art: A Means to Financial Sustainability

  • Tolulope Oladimeji Sobowale Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ibogun Campus, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Oladesu Johnson Olarinde Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Festus O. Uzzi Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Omoniyi Samuel Sunday Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.

Abstract

Creative welded metal art is a global profession from the ancient to contemporary time. Exposure to working metal creatively in modern time started in Europe in 1930 and later spread to other parts of the world. This act, since its emergence in Nigeria has not being explored as it was the case with the traditional metal approach particularly among the academically trained artists (sculptors). This paper aimed at bringing to fore importance of formerly trained artist in the act of creative welded metal art (work) particularly as it regards utilitarian objects (such as chairs, console, curtain poles and tie-back etc). Data for the study was gathered from both primary and secondary sources. It was observed that creative welded metal art is highly accepted in the society and many academically trained sculptors are found wanting in the trade. Therefore, the paper concluded by encouraging art schools and their products in the act of creative welded metal art as a means to self-financial sustainability.


Keywords: Creative, Metal, Welded, Economy, Self-Sustenance

Published
2020-07-17
How to Cite
SOBOWALE, Tolulope Oladimeji et al. Creative Welded Metal Art: A Means to Financial Sustainability. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 77-86, july 2020. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/839>. Date accessed: 21 jan. 2022.