'Liverpool Counterpoint 3' card

'Liverpool Counterpoint 3'

LIV.2015.51.3

On display

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.