|Project by Teresa K. Jenkins||posted 03-27-2006 05:29 PM||3347 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
This piece is a stylized version of a particular symbol within the complex symbology created by the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa. Altering the symbol I chose into a form that could be reproduced in wood without loosing too much of its original shape and therefore its meaning was quite a design challenge. I was happy with the end result although it took twice as long to construct than I initially planned. The console is made of highly figured curly cherry with a black lacquer and Waterlox finish.