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The past 7 months I have spent in Italy. Painting Africa.

Being in Europe wasn't what I expected.

My inspiration came not from the magnificent art and architecture of Italy, but from the place I had left behind. Over the past 11 years Africa has woven itself into the fiber of my being, changing the way… Read More
The past 7 months I have spent in Italy. Painting Africa.

Being in Europe wasn't what I expected.

My inspiration came not from the magnificent art and architecture of Italy, but from the place I had left behind. Over the past 11 years Africa has woven itself into the fiber of my being, changing the way I see the world and how I understand my own life.

This has been called Mal d'Afrique - that magical something about the Continent that haunts the soul - something that forever calls you back to her embrace.

The series of paintings I created in Italy addresses the mystery of this condition - and asks the question, "who are we when we no longer have one culture, one country, one identity?" Read Less
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