Visual artist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya
based in Brooklyn, NY.
I am an investigator of materials and vernacular design. Focusing on their underlying source – as currency, as markers of cultural identity, or as an exploitable artifact. I am invested in transforming these materials into varying formats (sculptural installations, prints, textile works) that are deceptively beautiful or attractive, as an art form, allowing the viewer to savor them as primary material before a layer of trauma of migration, of displacement, of labor slowly reveals itself.