Wall Hangings > Kassena Collection

The “Kassena Collection" is a new series of bas relief metal wall art which combines two art traditions of my native country, Burkina Faso. In early 2009, I first created a lion hunting shield by wrapping copper, brass and steel sheets around carved wood. This wrapping technique is based on the traditional method of shield and throne making of wrapping leather and tin around wood. I then began to create wall art by combining the wrapping technique with the Kassena style. Kassena women in southern Burkina Faso make architecturally organic and geometric murals on their mud houses. This collection is my way of translating in a more modern way the richness of my culture.

Croco
Steel, copper, brass, tin & wood
2009
$400
Dark Cloud
Copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$300
Eye
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2009
$150
Growth
Copper, brass, tin & wood
48x48
2010
$3500
Landscape
Copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$100
Moon & Sun
Copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$600
Parallel Dimensions
Copper, brass, bronze, wood
11x11
2010
$200
Plateau
Steel, copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$400
Plateau II
Copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$350
Precious
Copper, brass, tin, aluminum & wood
2010
$270
Precious
Copper, brass, tin, aluminum & wood
2010
$270
Precious
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2010
$30
Precious II
Copper, brass & wood
2010
$90
Precious III
Copper, brass & wood
2010
$120
Precious IV
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2010
$175
Precious V
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2010
$90
Precious VI
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2010
$70
Precious VII
Copper, brass, aluminum & wood
2010
$70
Precious IX
Copper, brass, steel & wood
2010
$300
Prophecy
Copper, brass, tin & wood
48x24
2010
$1600
River
Copper, brass, bronze, aluminum & wood
11x24.5
2010
$350
Shield
Copper, brass, tin & wood
24x24
2010
$800
Treasure
Steel, Brass, Copper
2010
Triangle
Steel, copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
Tribal
Copper, brass, tin & wood
2010
$900