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Wax, dyes, and fabrics have been my friends since sixteen years ago in the Afrikan village, where batik is a very unusual and visible art form. I learn batik mainly from my own experimentation. My studies at the secondary school and college has added to my knowledge of the art. Most of my work is based on the everyday life of my society. Its a reflection of my culture. What you see in the streets and villages, at the market places, at the shrine and at festival time. My work is to inspire people looking for a root culture. I also use Adinkrah symbols that you commonly see in Ghana. They are traditional ancestral symbols that represts folk wisdom and proverbs.
My best friends are the colours of my dyes that I use. If I can transfer my inspirations onto the fabric, the dyes are surley going to talk with one other and finish the work for me. I think the colours have control over me. I give thanks to the most high him that give bread and water for humankind, from whence cometh in help and inspirations.

Yawo Selasi Deh
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