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  • Akofa Norman

  • Fine Arts (MFA)

    Lost for Words
    As an abstract, expressionistic painter, I created for my thesis a series of works evoke flesh as well as all the light our souls cannot see. My paintings express visual poetry of the “female,” composed of various characteristics like soft and rough palettes of neutral colors and bold tones. I create hybrid forms of textile sculptures, paintings, and installations. As a woman and as an African, I self-reflect to produce my re-creations of the never-to-be-forgotten and/or erased. I see the self-worth of objects. Discovering textile in painting has opened the floodgates of my personal triggers and storytelling. As my identity changed, so did my art.
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