Thank you to the many people in my life both near and far who collect randoms things for me. Opening a box and sorting through these treasers gives me great job. I appreciate every single one of of you.
This work is inspired by my self directed homeschool virtual artist residency with NOW Friends in Nairobi Kenya. Last summer when Covid preventing me from traveling to Nairobi, I drilled holes in thousands of bottle caps instead.
And researched Kenyan artists online and watched tons of YT videos about Masai Mura to make this Pinterest board which has lead to this new body of work using recycled bottle caps.
After not being able to travel to Masai Mura with NOW Friends in Nairobi Kenya for an artist residency due to Covid, I embraced a homeschool virtual residency approach via Pinterest and Facebook Messenger.
What happened next, pushed my artwork in a new direction…