Artist: Kwame Akoto or Almighty God
Oil on plywood
D: 2.2 cm, H: 60.9 cm, W: 122.5 cm (D: .86 in, H: 23.9 in, W: 48.2 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Doran H. Ross X2007.2.1
In this painting Mami Wata’s seductive presence and powers are simultaneously acknowledged and denied in crossing out her image and the writing of a plea above it.
Source: Drewal, Henry John. (2008) “Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diasporas”, Los Angeles, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 67