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With this multimedia crocheted sculpture, Yeboah practices process-oriented rather than product-focused creation. Continuing her narrative of body acknowledgement and self-love, this sculpture is a comment on renaissance, being reborn a new person and living somebody else’s life, as she explores what it means to have an acquired brain injury.
Chason Adjoa Nana Yeboah is a self-taught textile sculptor, doll maker and storyteller from Toronto, who explores the oscillation of ancestral ritual through reconstructed, (un)raveled and crocheted structures. Much of her work focuses on themes of shame, loss of identity, sexuality, the notion and practice of “self-love”, hybridity, energy transference and acknowledgement of the human form, with a primary focus on marginalized humans. Her desire is to traverse the interconnectivity of these themes and from those travels, be it through her inclusive dolls, personification of soft sculptures or “safe space” creations, provoke a more communal awareness to our lives.