Arts is one of the many creativity of humanity existence that evolves and changes the world each and every day. Arts has taught the world so many importance in the various activities of the every day moments, flashbacks and memories.
One of the people who has is on the verge of taken the world by storm is Mr Essilfie Banton. Mr Essilfie, who happens to be a teacher at the Mpraeso Senior High school (MPASS) in the Kwahu South Municipality is tremendously taken arts to a different dimension.
The Picture Making and General Knowledge in Arts teacher is a graduate from the University Of Education, Winneba is embarking on an academic basis of arts termed as “Thrash Arts”. His style of arts is basically about materials and things being thrown away and has no sue anymore.
The art genius who held an in-studio interview with Kwame Koranteng on Anɔpa Dawuro on Republic Fm revealed that, most of the things he uses for his arts are mostly picked on the streets and refuse dump sites.
“My arts is basically about Thrash Arts. What this means is that, these unwanted items that are being sent out of the home are what is important to me. Normally I pick them from the streets and then, I try to tell the public that, what you don’t want is very important to someone else”.
According to him, arts is an act of solving problems and finding solutions and hence, there’s the need to absorb and accept any new idea that Can help solve problems, that’s what we call arts.
Essilfie Banton revealed that, Ghana’s major problems in the sanitation area is pollution which among them the most is solid waste and for him as an artist, what are could some of the measures he can outline to help reduce the spread of such an unlikely rampant trigger against the environment.
According to Essilfie, he approximately spends about ten days to finish one project base on the size of the project, including times of sleepless days and nights. He revealed that he is yet to sell out any of the projects he has done so far with Thrash materials.
He noted that his main focus is to create awareness for the people to know the importance of Thrash and its usefulness.
Mr Essilfie further argued that, the there’s not enough attention for the arts industry and hence, called on the government to pay attention to the arts industry.