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 need to shield oneself, and the incapacity to do so.

Along the top edge of the painting are the names of countries in Africa that have a current refugee population in flight and/or in refugee camps on the continent.

Acrylic on black jinja cloth with newspaper print and oil pastel.

Written by Wambui