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In September 2017 I collaborated with my 16 year old son Tettey Tetteh (aka Leno) on a multimedia installation entitled Morphogenic.

Morphogenic is a personality theory (Gordon Allport) which uses an individual's letters and drawings to reveal patterns unique to each person. The Living Room explores the patterns unique to my life. As both a public and private space, the living room acts as the arena to invite viewers into my world. It is a place where one shares a public self, but is also a place to retreat to, like a private sanctuary.

To reflect morphogenic theory, I have created a visual metaphor, using the repeating pattern of wallpaper. In the center of this room filled with colour and pattern, is a white piano stool. It symbolizes the seat of the soul, where clarity and quiet exist, surrounded by the visual complexity of the wallpaper.

A past form of creative expression, music and sound is an integral part of my room. The artist Leno has created an audio metaphor based on his own interpretation of my life as a visual artist.

Opening night photos by Keri Knapp