MAONO - The Project
MODEL - Maryanne Ndung'u
ART DIRECTOR - Joel Maluki
STUDIO MANAGER - Zedy Odera 
DESIGNER/STYLIST - Happy Mak'Osewe
STYLING ASSISTANT - Jaqueline Abok
LIGHTING ASSISTANT - Sam Nasong'o


Artists must develop over time, and they do this by examining and exploring the implications and ramifications of their personal vision of existence. In other words, they explore their philosophy of life. When the artist combines this activity with their view of a particular branch of the arts, what emerges is their artistic vision; the artist’s preferred subject matter and style. The combination is sometimes so unique that the artist’s works, whatever they may be, are instantly recognizable.
"As an Artist, one of the reasons I create is because I want to express my vision. My powerful need to make sense of life means I create for my own edification as much as anyone else’s. I have my own way of thinking about the nature of vision".Says Isaiah
In his own view what an artist thinks about vision, it is vital that they remain true to their own ideas. William Blake saw the artist’s vision as their “genius,” and believed vehemently that, “He knows himself greatly who never opposes his genius.” Blake was something of a creative fanatic.He stood foursquare against creative caution.
American writer and editor, Brenda Ueland, a great admirer of Blake, claims that he abhorred the conceit and cowardice that thinks it is modesty. She writes, “It is just fear of acting and making mistakes. It is a refusal to follow one’s vision. It is a wish to get everybody’s approval by being utterly harmless, a zero.” These are strong words, but most serious creators would agree with her.
And it with these thoughts that Isaiah Maghanga approached Designer,Happy Mak'Osewe for a collaborative creation that birthed this project dubbed Maono, Swahili for Vision.