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Akua Ba

Akua Ba
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Steel, glass, and ceramic, 5' x 4' x 6'
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Andrew Scott's sculpture often alludes to his African-American heritage, while his computer graphics depend on the latest in technology. For six years Scott taught both media at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio. He received a Master of Fine Arts from Ohio State in 1988.

Scott has received numerous awards, including four Individual Artist fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council. His sculpture commissions include the Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence for the Children's Africentric Playground, Columbus; Nkonde Invocation Figure #5 for the Columbus Museum of Art; and Nkonde Invocation Figure #3 for the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce.



My artwork serves as a bridge through which I can reconcile and communicate collective cultural ideals. These ideals are expressed as objects or installations which have relevance and significance on a variety of levels to the society in which they exist. Traditional African art and culture plays an important part in the development and conceptualization of my ideas. Through synthesis, manipulation, and abstraction, I reinterpret these traditional forms in a modern context. I view traditional African art, in the spirit of Sankofa, as a means of retrieving my past so that I am better prepared to step into the future. In traditional African art, dynamic formal qualities work in a symbiotic relationship with concepts that evoke collective cultural ideas.


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