found object sculpture and acrylic 30" X 80"
New emigrants to the U$ leave behind valuable pieces of their culture in order to assimilate. I created a Ghanaian akwaaba doll out of scrap materials (muffler, trash can lid, pvc pipe, tin can). An akwaaba doll represents ideal beauty and welcomes a new child into this world. The culture of America, unfortunately, is based on material possessions as represented with the iconic French pattern. The leather whip as a penis speaks to the original West Africans who had their culture forcibly removed.