Expressionist Painting of an African Mother and Child, "Mama's Melody"
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With her child slung over her back, a mother plays a long flute in this striking painting by Ghanaian artist K. Baka. He works with an expressionist style, utilizing color and simplicity of form to capture the emotional nature of the scene. Says the artist, "Mama’s melody is like a flute. It may have holes and emptiness, but if you work on it carefully it can play a beautiful melody."
K. Baka has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1000 and the most recent for $500. Proceeds were used to invest in the purchase of dyes and cotton fabric for continued production.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.