Fabrication of knock- down sheetmetal stool (Dadesen)
Basically, there exists several sculpture works that have been executed in sheet metal by both the sculptors of the past and there is none readily available in the form of knockdown, sheet metal stool, which can be dismantled and re-assembled for use. The researcher sought to design and construct stools made in galvanized sheet metal known in the Ga language as “Dadesen” through welding to achieve knockdown forms. The researcher’s interest in sheet metal arose as a result of his search for an alternative material, apart from wood in fabricating the stool that would reflect traditional and indigenous African design by adapting ethnographical totemic themes and using contemporary technique and industrial technology in the execution of the work.
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts degree, 2001