Marks showing animation creation process

The importance of art documentation cannot be overstated. I find the process of creation even more crucial than the creation itself. It is in this stage that Imagination merges with reality as the creator gets to play

Nairobi Design Week 2020 Exhibition.
Using trash magazine to create collage

You are bound by the excitement of experimentation and the anxiety of not knowing the outcome.It is also in this stage that the creator learns that these creations have a life of their own and cannot be bound.

Through a Short video presentation, I introduce myself and share with you the creation process behind the ‘Flower of life Series‘ .

I conclude by sharing a time lapse video of the creation of the piece ‘Multiverse’ which includes pasting magazine parts and real leaves!

Multiverse | 40cm diameter
Purple and blue woodcut pattern being printed on paper
Woodcut print of the Flower of life pattern.
3D printed stencil of the Flower of Life

Check out the techniques and processes to create these pieces. These include recycled paper collage, 3d printing, woodcut printing, coffee stains, pen & ink on textured and filter paper. 

The Flower of Life Series aims to show the temporal ,yet continuous nature of life; and our contribution as a species to this energy.

How do our activities impact the ecosystem?

How do we do away with our need for Consumerism?

How do we create a better planet for the coming generations and life-forms?

Multiverse Creation process | 40cm diameter

Completed animation

By compiling and sharing my work, I got to understand these creations at a broader perspective.

A 3-week hands-on residency, with 7 other artists from around Africa, invited by MS TCDC supported by ActionAid Denmark for the 2nd edition of the KAN festival that took place between Jan 22nd-25th in Arusha,Tanzania.

Created ‘Afrika United installation’,’Faces of the faceless’ Sculptures and did a performance art piece all in collaboration with Congolese multidisciplinary artist Koko Kabamba.

The ‘Labelled Human’ song and music video invite us all to share what we’ve been labelled, providing a platform for release and further understanding of those around us.

People from all walks of life came together under the theme ‘Design is for Everyone’ for a week of jam sessions, mural painting and design activities during #NairobiDesignWeek 2020.

The music video showcases the basketball court restoration, murals, community exhibition, ‘The Urban Residency’, and accessibility features created during the festival.

The Flower of Life Series aims to show the temporal ,yet continuous nature of life; and our contribution as a species to this energy.

How do our activities impact the ecosystem?

How do we do away with our need for Consumerism?

How do we create a better planet for the coming generations and life-forms?

The Path is an installation that aims to uncover the history and evolution of African games through storytelling.

Information gathered from different participants all over Africa was based on these questions :

Tell us a story about a local game from your past… 

Who played the game & how was it played?

Where did the game originate from? 

What senses were engaged?

I collaborated with vocalist Brian Sigu and the late Visual Artist Ngene Mwaura, aka Sheepgoat in presenting a performance artpiece titled ‘Mannequin’.