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The Spirited Mosaics of Ghana

© Laurel True

Transferring to the Wall

Using chalk, the team transfers the design free hand onto the wall, using the gridded drawing for reference. Local cement artist, James Ahiave, added relief sculpture to the concrete block wall that was used as a base for the mural. The snakes, sun and rock elements received this sculptural treatment and add a very pleasing three-dimensional effect to the mosaic. Left to right: Stephen, (kneeling), Elizabeth, Lillian, Eddie The Potter, Anna.

Nungua, Ghana, July 2004