Araba Ankuma

MADE IN THE HEAD 2022

RESIN + PAPER COLLAGE

24” DISK

As humans we are made up of water, surrounded by water and completely reliant upon it. It is the medium through which our bodies move internally and externally, forming connection and flow. Our societies are like oceans in which we swim, we float and maneuver. In the wake of global dis-ruption, our surrounding waters are murky and tumultuous – filled with torrents of injustice, false prophets and our own waste.In this series of work entitled WET, like messages without a bottle floating to the surface, images cohere and combine to form truths. WET is the collection of a col-lection. Items found and reassembled to draw connection between original intent and subsequent reinterpretations; the piece vs the whole. The nature of truth is that it too is a combination of parts; the knot tying together various realities. Only when we share perspectives, learn from one another will we begin to see the fuller picture.

Artist bio:

As humans we are made up of water, surrounded by water and completely reliant upon it. It is the medium through which our bodies move internally and externally, forming connection and flow. Our societies are like oceans in which we swim, we float and maneuver. In the wake of global dis-ruption, our surrounding waters are murky and tumultuous – filled with torrents of injustice, false prophets and our own waste.In this series of work entitled WET, like messages without a bottle floating to the surface, images cohere and combine to form truths. WET is the collection of a col-lection. Items found and reassembled to draw connection between original intent and subsequent reinterpretations; the piece vs the whole. The nature of truth is that it too is a combination of parts; the knot tying together various realities. Only when we share perspectives, learn from one another will we begin to see the fuller picture.

Araba Ankuma is a montage artist whose multi-disciplinary work ties together visual narrative and experiential design. Araba Ankuma is a montage artist whose multi-disciplinary works tie to-gether visual narrative and experiential design. As a Ghanaian-American artist working interna-tionally, Ankuma’s stories focus on the importance of perception and the need to shift it in order to illuminate the invisible narratives that bind us as human beings.