Adinkra Fence

Adinkra Fence
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“Adinkra Fence” is one of two of artist Andrew F. Scott's contributions to the Kwanzaa Playground. According to Scott's artist site: "The Kwanzaa playground was developed in 1995 as a joint effort between the community and the city of Columbus. Seven local artists and sculptors contributed to the design and construction. The park is designed in the shape of a human, which represents a first ancestor. The park focuses on positive African-American images based on the concept that, it takes a whole village to raise a child."

Andrew F. Scott is an artist that works with multi media. His work falls at the intersection of digital fabrication technologies, traditional fine arts practices, and collective cultural ideals. He finds inspiration from African-American art and culture and views his work through the spirit of Sankofa, a word in the Twi language of Ghana that literally translates to "go back and get it." Metaphorically, Sankofa expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.


Made: 1995


1277 Bryden Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43205
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    Sculpture, Architectural Installation
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Andrew F. Scott

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City of Columbus
  • Outdoors
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