In 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic and her final year at university, Crystal Yayra Anthony decided to dedicate her life to something she loved: painting. A self-taught artist, she ended up finding a studio in Amoako Boafo’s space. Working there allowed her to connect with more established artists. At the same time, she conducted research on rock art, finger painting, and the reception of African art on the international art scene. Coming across these different topics motivated her to explore how her ancestors created art. This led her to approach finger painting step by step, working first on small canvases. Her artistic process focuses on this practice, in her own distinct style, paying tribute to her ancestry.