“However far a stream flows, it doesn’t forget its origin.”

African Proverb

Made from two black-and-white beaded earrings for the base, and parts of the classic Kenyan biro pen stuck around the frames, Camo 43 is all about getting good marks. The Artist holds many memories of being a student, laboriously writing down answers to her questions from the work given by a teacher. In any good Kenyan school, a teacher is more than someone who relays information- they are a mentor, guide and sometimes disciplinarian who call out the best in their students. The small spirals were extracted from the internal parts of a biro pen, and each holds a brightly coloured bead at its end, creating a quirky sunburst piece of eyewear on the model’s face, symbolic of the altruistic burst of joy every good teacher feels when their students succeed. Well done!

Photography, 2022

Jet Ink Print of FineArt RAG+ Matt 310g mounted on aluminium dibond in black pre-made float frame