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Makola Market, Accra, Ghana

38" x 48" x 2" framed
Not for Sale

Mixed-media origami collage incorporating Ghanaian waxprint and batik fabrics with papers of the world. Commissioned work for the sister cities collection of the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Grand Rapids, Mich. 32”X40”

For this commissioned artwork for the J.W. Marriott Hotel, I researched famous sites in Accra and researched market wares. I interviewed friends who had been to Accra and Ghana and received batik fabrics and photos of markets, people and vegetables. In addition to folding papers, I starched and folded Ghanian fabrics and incorporated those in the art.

See: In Accra, Ghana Meeting Room on the first floor of the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Also ask for a tour of the Omihachiman (Japan) meeting room and the Perugia (Italy) meeting room.



Mixed media: origami of papers and fabric


Inspired by the people and colors of the largest market in Accra, Ghana, a sister city of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sister City Collection Makola Market in Accra Ghana by L Stephen 2007

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