What a tatally great adventure! This was my first
trip to Africa - aka "da Motherland"! what a dream come
true. And what made it so impoortant was that I'd been invited
by the Kuana Trust, an arts NGO, and the American Embassy in Niarobi
to join 20 woman artists from East Africa for a 6 week residency
In this the first of 5 quick time movies you'll see and hear
the works and thoughts:
Njoroge , of Kenya is the subject of this first movie.
Beatrice loved art making and was guided and inspired by incorporating
new techniques and ideas into her works.
Wadu is the subject of 2nd movie.
3. Artists working at the
Printmaking Workshop the Kuona Trust workshop/studios in Nairobi.
Wathuku is the subject of the 3rd movie.
5. The presentation to the American
of my art work for the embassy's permanent collection.
6.Annabell was the first artist I met the day I arrived at the
Elsamere Study Center on Lake Naivasha. She was the one artists
who made her own colors form the soil literally beneath her feet!
It was inspiring and bfun to work with her.
7. Nalani Treebhoobun from Mauritiaus is a painter who expresses
interested in capturing the natural world its, colors, textures
I loved being in Kenya, seeing all the sites of the people, the
culture and nature up close was thrilling. When I think of it,
I still get emotionally chargeed when reviewing these clips.
PS: Please forgive any shaky quaky camera moves i'm a newbie at
taking movies. So, the movies are quick shorts. I mostlly want
you the viewer to hear from the artists in their own words. These
are just 5 of the 20 video clips I made. Stay tuned I'll upload
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