Signed Impressionist Painting of Village Houses from Ghana, "Aklowa By Night II"
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A pair of silhouetted houses rests beneath a group of palm trees, framed against a cloudy sky at night. Inspired by a vista at the aklowa (village) of Aburi, Ghanaian artist K. Baka draws inspiration from impressionism, using liberal, expressive strokes of the brush to create a relief texture.
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.