Karibu Nyumbani, 2020

Q. Otten

Acrylic, cheesecloth and tissue paper on canvas

This is the home of a Maasai people of Africa.

The Maasai live outside in the wild with nature, and despite all the dangers with predators lurking around, they learn to live not in fear but to focus on the positive.

The orange and yellow hues signify the warmth and safety that welcomes them every time they enter the home. The warmer colours also represent joy and happiness.

The earthy hues represent nature, life and growth. The texture represents the earth. The purple grid represents stability and trust.

All of these elements are crucial to the Maasai to keep the village strong and connected.