"I am Eva Asantewa Amakye and I'm a designer from Accra. My friends say I'm kind-hearted, and I am very serious about my work. I became interested in wood carving while working with artisans. Today, I direct carvers to create my own designs. <br><br>
"I love seeing how antique pieces evoke feelings of nostalgia. The most challenging aspect of this art is building on ideas, and the creative process from design to finish. Because I only design, I look for skilled carvers to translate my concepts onto the wood. Having worked with wood crafts for a while, I've learned to personally check the quality of wood and carved creations. <br><br>
"This art has provided work for a lot of young people in my community. I still keep learning to improve the quality of my creations by attending seminars and exhibitions. <br><br>
"I'm inspired by the things around me and by everyday life. I dream of one day having a big workshop to be able to help more young people in my community."
In the Andes, the Land of the Four Corners, mountains are sacred. So is culture. The Nazca lines, the Wari glyphs, the Quipu knots and the complex multi-colored textiles of the Incas are all recorded and live on the work of contemporary Peruvian artisans.