'Liverpool Counterpoint 10'



This print demonstrates Kwami's interest in combinations of abstract and figurative forms and in ways that figurative forms can be composed from geometrical units. The stylised bird form in the top left of the print was cut from Kwami's sketch of a brass gold weight donated to World Museum by the Gold Coast barrister John Mensah Sarbah ( The bird’s tail is composed of a series of triangles, while the wings are also triangular. The decorative red disk overprinted on the right side of the print was cut from Kwami's sketches of the upper surface of an Igbo brass anklet called adalà (32.107.1) in the World Museum collection. This object particularly appealed to Kwami for the abstract designs punched into it.