"Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance."
"My name is Walter Kuma, and I was born in Ghana on October 22, 1981. I got interested in Ghanaian and African carvings when I was a child, because they have been an important art form for many generations. Africans adore carving, because it is filled with historic and spiritual significance. So when I finished middle school I chose to learn the trade, and I was apprenticed to Mr. Kofi Adjei.
"Now I have my own workshop, where I design and carve the things I like. I also have three young apprentices learning the trade. I carve different masks that represent the value of the family, unity and our ancestors. African masks have a strong social, ethnic, historic and symbolic meaning. I have not attended any exhibitions personally, but the people that have bought my work have exhibited in their galleries or take them to different African-theme exhibitions."