The risen compass was a solo exhibition by Emmanuel Manu Opoku, MFA candidate in Sculpture at the University of Florida. His work explores the complex relationship between image, value, perception, and commodity. He prefers to call his work a collage because it allows him to connect personal narratives together on one surface. Emmanuel Manu Opoku was born in Kumasi, Ghana in 1990. He went to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, majoring in Painting. Group exhibitions include Silence between the Lines, Kumasi, The Gown Must Go Town, Museum of Science and Technology, Accra, and If you love me at Kumasi Railway Loco Shed. The risen compass was Emmanuel Manu Opoku’s debut solo exhibition in Gainesville, FL.