Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
The artworks presented in this statement are my visual vocabulary discussing the experiences of the diaspora. They discuss how people of the diaspora, especially the Ghanaian/African diaspora, negotiates spaces away from their homeland. On the other hand, they discuss the “diasporan’s” experiences of being a stranger in their homeland during a visit after a long stay away. Premised on being in the diaspora without my young family, I discuss my experiences of separation, belonging, fear, anxiety, perception, pain, stress, nostalgia, confusion, acceptance, rejection, and other complexities of living a dual life and having a transnational identity.
Asiedu-Kwarteng, Japheth, "Gone with the Soul" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1511.