Andrea Gibbs, Lansing, NY
The quilt was created using the Adinkra drum symbol of the Akan people of Ghana and the Côte d’Ivoire, West. The drum, Dono, is a symbol of “appellation, praise, goodwill and rhythm.”(W. Bruce Willis, 1998, The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra, Pyramid Complex)
The quilt is the symbol, Kronti ne Akwamu, of the Akan people of Ghana and the Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. It symbolizes “democracy, duality of the essence of life, interdependence.” (W. Bruce Willis, 1998, The Adinkra Dictionary: A Visual Primer on the Language of Adinkra, Pyramid Complex)
Never having seen the Nile River, except in photos and movies, the artist gives her abstract imagining of the great river.
This piece was created to honor the space of Ithaca, where the artist currently resides. The piece is an abstract view of Ithaca, NY with a gorge. The brown in the piece represents the homes of Ithaca. The green represents the nature that is predominant in the Ithaca landscape. The blue represents the lake and the peace that the artist feels in the atmosphere of Ithaca. The long rectangular square represents the waterfalls of Ithaca.