A resounding note of tradition, the xylophone rings with delightful melodies under the guidance of a Hausa musician from northern Ghana. Emmanuel Attiamo Yeboah creates a patchwork of music and artistry to render a fascinating collage painting. “First and foremost, I assemble my working tools,” explains Yeboah. “I sketch images on the calico cloth. With the sketches done, I sprinkle red and green oil paints on the calico cloth to give it a simple colorful background. I then cut out particular places I intend to replace with batik or kente, which are later glued together. Afterwards, I dry and frame my collage work.” The kente cloth brings a sonorous accent to the otherwise monochromatic composition, rendering this portrait a fascinating addition to a refined setting.
Arrives framed in sese wood.
- 0.30 kgs
- 0.7 lbs
- Framed: 48 cm H x 33 cm W x 1.7 cm D
- Framed: 19" H x 13" W x 0.7" D
- Painting: 28.5 cm W x 44 cm H
- Painting: 11.25" W x 17.25" H
Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $200 and the most recent for $300. Proceeds were used to stock up on calico, batik fabrics and other materials to create new works.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.