This work is inspired by the lotto numbers crafted onto lottery kiosks, which is found in every corner in urban Ghana. Intentionally tattering the black denim, which becomes a metaphor for torn curtains that he normally sees in local projects and slums, he followed this up by drawing numbers continually superimposed on other numbers to also create a wash down of visuals. The numbers are mark making, of so called prophetic or calculated numbers, a local Ghanaian myth about getting wealth. A process in which is in no way inhibited by accurate assumptions or prescribed beliefs with regards to Western Africa practice. The result that is laden with anxious palimpsests and narratives of hopeful individuals.
Black Curtain (2016) 78.75″ x 65″ | Acrylic, chalk, asiduro, on black denim | $3,500