OOS Sculpture

Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence

1995 / Andrew F. Scott / Columbus

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The “Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence” are two of artist Andrew F. Scott's contributions to the Kwanzaa Playground. According to Scott's artist site: "The Kwanzaa playground was developed in 1995 as a joint effort between the community and the City of Columbus. Seven local artists and sculptors contributed to the design and construction. The park is designed in the shape of a human which represents a first ancestor. The park focuses on positive African-American images based on the concept that, "it takes a whole village to raise a child."

Andrew F. Scott is a multimedia artist and sculptor whose work falls at the intersection of digital fabrication technologies, traditional fine arts practices, and collective cultural ideals. He finds inspiration from African American art and culture and views his work through the spirit of “Sankofa,” a word in the Twi language of Ghana that literally translates to "go back and get it." Metaphorically, “Sankofa” expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.

Location: Kwanzaa Park , 1277 Bryden Rd, Columbus, OH 43205

County

: Franklin

Citation

: Andrew F. Scott, “Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 5, 2020, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1587.

Dublin Core

Title

Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence

Description

The “Baobab Tree and Adinkra Fence” are two of artist Andrew F. Scott's contributions to the Kwanzaa Playground. According to Scott's artist site: "The Kwanzaa playground was developed in 1995 as a joint effort between the community and the City of Columbus. Seven local artists and sculptors contributed to the design and construction. The park is designed in the shape of a human which represents a first ancestor. The park focuses on positive African-American images based on the concept that, "it takes a whole village to raise a child."

Andrew F. Scott is a multimedia artist and sculptor whose work falls at the intersection of digital fabrication technologies, traditional fine arts practices, and collective cultural ideals. He finds inspiration from African American art and culture and views his work through the spirit of “Sankofa,” a word in the Twi language of Ghana that literally translates to "go back and get it." Metaphorically, “Sankofa” expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress.

Creator

Date

1995

Source

https://www.afsart.com/kwanzaa-playground/

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Kwanzaa Park

Location Street

1277 Bryden Rd, Columbus, OH 43205