'Liverpool Counterpoint 3'

LIV.2015.51.3

About this object

This print includes designs based on Kwami's sketches of Asante cast brass gold weights and gold dust currency storage boxes in the World Museum collection (1974.30.343; 1974.30.391; 1974.30.398; 1974.30.607; 7.3.05.6 and 16.2.06.41). Asante brass weights and boxes are made using the lost wax process. The process involves covering a wax original in clay that is then heated to burn out the wax. This leaves an empty mould into which molten brass can be poured to create a brass version of the original wax object. In his print Kwami has boxed the disk-shaped gold weights within a confining grid. These sun-like disks, with their various radiating patterns, seem to glow yellow and red within their mould-like boxes to suggest the heat and energies involved in their original making.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art: Print
  • Culture
    Ewe; Akan Asante [Ashanti]; Cosmopolitan
  • Artist/Maker
    George Atta Kwami
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date made
    2014
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Atta Kwami with the assistance of the Art Fund, 2015
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Leicestershire: Loughborough
  • Date collected
    2014
  • Measurements
    500 mm x 330 mm
  • Related people
    George Atta Kwami (Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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