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1-2-3 Web (2012)

A dark cloud looms over a union. The union is split over a strike to the heart creating a web of three. This messy web leads to pain and bleeding. Two lines along the edge of the canvas represent the emergence of a new union of two. Acrylic on canvas with newspaper print.

Coffee Conversations (2013)

It is in coffee houses that many revolutions have been sparked off. The conversation around a cup of coffee shared between open minds provides opportunity for mass action based on ideals and projections of what the future must become. “Coffee fuelled the information exchanges of the 17th and 18th centuries” The headlines ...

Unrest (2012)

A depiction of the experience of flight by refugees in Eastleigh, Kakuma and Dadaab as told to the artist. This flight is from a place one knows to an unknown destination and the perception of self in surreality. The white outlines represent the individual seeing themselves in a situation that they don’t understand and the ...

Listen to the Youth (2012)

A discussion on the “Arab Spring” and its origins with specific reference to the fall of Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi in Libya at the hands of “youth.” This painting follows on the implication of Western influence on the capture and killing of Colonel Gaddafi. The white lines at the bottom of the painting represent the ...

Blocks Aid (2012)

A representation of global discourse on the effectiveness of aid; where aid is given to countries with stipulations for that aid being cryptic and dynamic. Similar to being given a crossword puzzle without the clues to complete the puzzle. The end goal of aid, world peace, is disrupted by this strings attached form of ...

Highlife (2012)

With words lifted from Jill Scott’s Golden this painting is about the joy of eating a sweet ripe mango in the glory of the African sun. This is an ode to being able to paint and use that to express myself. It comes as naturally as eating that mango with the sun on my skin. ...

Seek to Reopen (2012)

A depiction of the acceptance that things happen at their own time and that all one can do is live each day as it comes. Hand prints count each day which is lived in a maze and under scrutiny by others. This painting recognises new influences in calming existing anger and pain. Acrylic on canvas ...

Stay (2011)

Inspired by a dream the artist paints the emotion one feels when morning beckons on one’s blanket and in a dreamlike state one wishes to hang onto the feeling of being the arms of their loved one. The copper wire is woven in a representation of that feeling between asleep and slight awake when sunlight ...

Woman Attacks (2013)

A transition from a dark place to a new life pushes this woman to rise and grow in a new understanding of life. Woman attacks is about a magnificent journey, taken step by step with references to the Ugandan fable of the mouse and the elephant. Acrylic on canvas with newspaper print and silver marker.