In Between Spaces


Michael Dika
In Between Spaces
Earthenware clay, cast and altered with thrown base, screen print of the American flag, glaze
11H x 6W x 5.5D inches
Item #445-01

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“As an immigrant now familiarizing myself in the United States, I am still trying to find balance. Stability, precarity, and dichotomy loom large in my sculptures. These pieces are mixed media installations that utilize African aesthetics, Ghanaian symbolism, abstraction, and assemblage in an attempt to find connections between my home country and America.

My sculptures are hand built, thrown, slated, welded and abstracted to communicate my emotions. The chaotic yet coherent arrangement of distorted and broken forms atop each other echo my memories of the Ghanaian marketplace. With the work I hope to translate the feelings of fragility, vulnerability and exhaustion into totemic forms that create an awareness of oneself yet are at the mercy of these found objects to balance.” – MD

Artist Info

Michael Dika is a ceramic sculptor and an educator living in Newark, Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Ghana- KNUST majoring in Ceramics. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at the University of Delaware, Newark, a (GTA) instructor for core Ceramics with two internationally published articles. He is a recipient of the A. Gray Magness fellowship award- UD and Penland School of Craft full Vision Residency Program Scholarship.