Bold and Colorful Abstract Painting from Ghanaian Artist, "Faith"
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Isshaq Ismail of Ghana renders this bold abstract composition as a physical representation of his faith. "When we have faith in God, it is always well", believes the artist. The colorful and assertive brushwork is accompanied by the words, "It is well", along with traditional adinkra symbols. Adinkra symbols are visual symbols that were introduced by the Akan peoples; they usually represent proverbs or concepts.
The adinkra symbols in the painting include: gye nyame, a symbol of the omnipotence and immortality of God; boa me na me bao wo which translates loosely to "help me and let me help you", a symbol of cooperation and interdependence; and gyawu atiko, which represents bravery and valor.