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7. very interested in insects
8. people bring him recyclables from Nairobi
National Park
9. he shares his craft through sales & w/
his work w/ children- also emphasizes
the environmental benefit - goes to local schools
to introduce his art

1. Owner/founder of Ocean Sole - a company that
collects old flip flops from the dump &
uses them to create art
2. flip flops are washed several times - 
& then molded into blocks
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3. artist carves from block- may use sandpaper
to add a rough finish to the sculpture
4. Ocean Sole sells art to customers world wide.
They employ about 70 people.
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