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Oumar Diong


Mangwere Thomas is the original artist for our tin ornaments and tin critters.  He taught this craft to his son, Daniel, and they have been been making art together for twenty years. 

Oumar Diong is the creator of our paper mache elephants and rhinos.  Making creative use of waste materials, Oumar hand pieces them together in a new and inventive way. He starts with recycled plastic bottles, which he uses for the base of the animal torso. Bits of recycled foam are used to shape the head and body parts, and then recycled paper is applied to the entire work, bringing the animal to life.

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