Her Brightly Coloured Headwrap Lock Down & Restrictions Series November 2020
NFT Digital Art
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Description: The Black Lives Matter movement of 2020 really made me think about my identity - who I am and my ancestors who came before me. I am African however, I have not been back to Ghana since I was 5 years old when my family immigrated to the UK. More recently, I've felt guilty for not having a better connection with my place of birth. When I think of Ghana, I imagine myself in a busy crafty market place with the smell of all of my favourite Ghanian foods cooking in nearby street food stalls and restaurants. I envisage looking at the beautiful woman who's showing me her jewellery stall and being mesmerised by her brightly coloured headwrap and thinking, I wish I was more like her...to really know and feel my heritage.
Using the process of restricting myself to just a few shapes and colours, I’ve created some digital abstract art pieces. This series of work was born during the Covid lockdown restrictions. I’ve been struggling for space at home to paint, I usually paint in my kitchen or living room but with my children at home during lockdown and quarantine, it’s been increasingly difficult and demotivating for me work with paints. This has pushed me to work digitally.