"My name is Kwasi Asante. I am a hardworking and vision-oriented man. I was born in Greater Accra, specifically Kokomlemle, but during my infancy we moved to the Ashanti region. I was born to Madam Theresa Opoku, who is now deceased, and Mr. Yaw Adom. We are five siblings and I am the third born. We grew up in Kumasi. I had my basic education and my A-level education, and then I studied accounting and economics.<br><br>
"The art is a family business done by my elderly brothers and my uncles, so even while in school, I would come back home to help finish some artworks and carve. My uncles and brother taught me to carve and finish wooden pieces. After school, I decided to join my family to do full-time carving and finishing.<br><br>
"After some years of mastering the job, I separated myself from my uncles to set up my own business. Currently I employ over 30 artisans whom I have taught how to carve and finish artworks.<br><br>
"I am married and have children, and my wife supports me in every way in my business. My inspiration is derived from what I see around me. My dream is to make it big in this business, and I pray that my works excite my customers."
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.