Wosene Worke Kosrof's practice is informed by his mother tongue of Amharic - the national language of Ethiopia. Amharic, derived from the ancient language of Ge'ez, is one of the few documented writing systems indigenous to Africa. Though Ethiopia has a long tradition of two-dimensional art that include script, the script symbols themselves were never developed as a fine art form. The creation of these script-based compositions from the Amharic script is now recognised as Wosene's 'artistic signature'.
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