THE NEW DAWN
My name is Brian Ondeu Omwocha. I’m a 22-year-old Kenyan. My passion for art started at the early age of four – I used to draw maps and cars. I went to a local primary school near my home where I wasn’t so active in terms of art but later on, I joined Machakos high school where I did art and design as a subject. I then started taking part in school activities like repainting the school and taking part in art exhibitions. This gave me exposure and my career started growing. I was later called to join technical university of Kenya in Nairobi to pursue business administration but felt I was in the wrong path so I changed to Kenyatta University in Nairobi to pursue my Bachelor’s in fine arts.
My drawing was inspired by the dedication of doctors during the pandemic and the hope of a new dawn. It is dusk and the day is coming to an end. The man is exhausted and worn out after a long day. He appears to be carried by two birds using a stethoscope. The man represents the people who are tired of staying indoors because of lockdown regulations. He represents middle-aged people and the old who have been most affected by COVID-19. The birds represent our doctors. The sunset represents these dark times and how there will soon be a new dawn and an end to them
Name: Brian Omwocha