‘Part of the ‘Women of Firsts’ collection and solo exhibition
2022-2023, Multimedia on Paper, 297 x 420 mm
(Msimamo: Position in Swahili)
I revisited the style of my Leso Series by creating a 3D effect that symbolises the act of bringing each of these women and their brilliant achievements to the fore.
This collection and exhibition was my first solo show. The aim of the works was simple but important to me, to recognise and celebrate six remarkable women who are pioneers in different fields. Women who I feel are not well known because most people do not consider their communities as important as others. So, through each colourful piece, I want you to learn about these women and the stories of their people. But more importantly, I want you to ask yourself why you haven’t heard of them before.