This is a design that I’ve created for an upcoming fabric printing. There are two African elements that I’m usurping to create my piece: “The Gathering”.
The “dog” is from the Fanti people (think Mr. Kofi Anaan). I’ve used three as a symbol of defiance from the laws that broke up groups of 3 Black men in public.
The other symbol is an Ibo (Nigerian) wall design. It looks like a split open seed husk. I’m using it here to represent “Arrival”.
The geometric panel presentation is a statement of expectation and force: We Are Gathering…with or without you!