Adinkra symbols are visual images originated by the Ashanti of Ghana and the Gyaman of Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. Each symbol represents a specific concept or aphorism. Aina often used Adinkra symbols as a recurring theme in her artwork, inspiring us to incorporate a symbol into our logo.
The Adinkra symbol we chose, Boa Me Na Me Mmoa Wo, is a symbol of cooperation and interdependence. Its literal meaning is “help me and let me help you.” Our hope is that ArtWorks 4 ENA, Inc. will be a help to young people, who will in turn be inspired to help others.
Other Adinkra Symbols Used in Ena’s Art
GYE NYAME: Symbol of the supremacy of God
SANKOFA: Symbol of importance of learning from the past
ESE NE TEKREMA: Symbol of friendship and interdependence