A final year Painting and Sculpture student, Mr. Richard Nana Kwame Baah Ampadu (Nana Kay), of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST),
as part of his final projects, he made an astounding artwork inspired by what he termed as “career hazards”.
At an exhibition hosted by the student, he explained to the team from Focus FM, the concept behind the artworks.
“My artwork explores the emotional links between the human forms and histories that are embedded in them, merging them into one sculptural presentation, complementing one another in aesthetics. The art was influenced by career hazards. Each profession has its own hazards.
People go to farms and get cut by the cutlass, soldiers go to war and lose part of their bodies in the process. It is with this idea that my works were developed as you can see some part of the bodies of the artwork taken off.” He explained.
Continuing, he revealed to us in the hard work, dedication and time that had to be put in the artwork as he used models and himself to craft the bodies of the sculptures.
Below are some of the pictures of the art.
Credit: Boakye Dacosta Alpha