Meet Olalekan Jeyifous, the sculptor behind Coachella’s 50-Foot ‘Crown Ether’ Sculpture

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Festival season is still a couple of months off but as usual, Coachella is in the air to do the usual. This year, acts like Kendrick, Lady Gaga, Stormzy, Future and Sampha shall take to the stage however, their antics are less important to us. On the other hand we are blown away by the work of Nigerian-born, Brooklyn-based artist and designer, Olalekan Jeyifous whose work is also being adorned by Coachella attendees.

One of the more impressive works of art is a 50-foot sculpture tagged Crown Ether and it is the creation of Cornell-educated, Jeyifous. According to Jeyifous, in Crown Ether, “a community on columns rises towards the sky, exploring the relationship of the terrestrial to the sublime.”

Jeyifous who spent some of his earlier days in Ile-Ife has a background in architecture and transforms his building experience into art, creating immersive visualizations of speculative environments. You can view more of his work on his website.

Sources: Coachella & OkayAfrica

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