What I am Reading Now…
Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye

August 2023

Blackcurrant bud

Whipping water


Little garden

Flavours in water of fragrance

The scent and memory that tells of the earth

Smell from the vine

Of perfume


Ashanti Gold and Jewels are relation

Hand made

Wear costumes and mask

Metal and instrument to touch

The heart of a globe


Vibrant Legacy

With new experience



Inspiration and moment

The set platform and stages

Cast border

Million dollar

To keep in a pocket

Human civil rights with culture on ethnic site

Properties in living

And sites of work


Jewellery becomes law

Symbols of state

Boundaries of laws with a badge of honour

Sapphires and rubies


Gold ring with diamonds

Tribe Shaped

Union promise of


Pearls and power

Around neck and abundant

Life’s mystery

Majority Treasure

Stone Imperial state

The crown shown

Central Parks

Bloomberg parking resources

The Jungle of cities

Crowded environment


Patches of nature



Footpath to walk in needs

Passion crossed sandy paths

The woods

The oak

Footprints to trace and mystery    

Common wealth in

Palace courtyards

Mansion Gallery where art and life gathered

Place to sit

Ornaments objects and still life

Modest catchphrase

Glamourous lives and charities

Raising the hands applause

Sarah Hewitt is inside the elevator

Standing upright

Diamonds the gate shows

Eleanor Hewitt

A sister founder

Director of the museum

Yoruba pillar is standing

Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye’s practice integrates the visual, written and spoken word through print, text, image and live performance.

‘I am a writer, performer and maker of artwork. I explore the relationships between words and images, the artist as someone who listens, recording to collect the writing as well as the drawings. I want to present what I am doing in performance and reading in performance but also ask – where do people find me in the exhibition when I am not there?’ Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye.



Blackcurrant Bud in Perfumery, Various authors (Nez Éditions, 2021)

Ashanti gold: The African legacy of the world’s most precious metal, Edward S. Ayensu (Marshall Editions, 1997)

Jewels That Made History, Stellene Volandes (Rizzoli, 2020)

Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks, by Joel Meyerowitz (Aperture, 2009)

Life of a Mansion: The Story of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Heather Ewing (Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 2014)