Ethiopia on the Web talks to Wosene Kosrof, an Ethiopian artist who has gained immense international recognition with his works now in permanent display at the Smithsonian Museum.
Wosene says the following about his unique style: I have been working with Amharic calligraphy for more than twenty-five years...the language taught me, however, of its volume, its beauty, its texture, and of the vastness of its expression...by breaking symbols into pieces, distorting and exaggerating them, then reshaping them into new forms, I discovered they have life...They are celebrations, rituals, birth, life, and death.
"Ethiopia on the Web" interviewed G.E. Gorfu. Click here for full text.