Walls is an ongoing exploration of geometric mural arts among the Gurensi people of Ghana, the Kassena people of Burkina Faso, the Ndebele people of South Africa, and the Ari people of Ethiopia. The project focuses on examining the deterioration of these once prolific community traditions and their revival through tourism and the commodification of adorned objects.
The combination of art historical observations and local artist collaborations will form the basis for an updated “hut art” archive in collaboration with the ZOMA Museum of Contemporary Art in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as a new series of data driven prints entitled "Geometries of Reason". The project, currently funded by the Wesleyan University Davenport Scholarship and the Mortimer Hays Brandeis Traveling Arts Fellowship, is ongoing. All early work will be available at the end of September 2015.