My name is Nadia Wamunyu – a well-established contemporary visual artist based in Nairobi. I strongly believe I was born an artist. The universe neglected my hearing but gave me sight and a mind to work with. My art is an expression of myself. At the tender age of eight I realised I could record my memories, experiences, tastes and feelings through drawing. Now, people understand my perspective, how I think, my vision and desires much more effectively. My art feels like a relief from the stress of vocal communication that I struggle with. My wild brush is the only tool that complies to the dance of the rhythm of my soul with every motion and brush stroke I make.
The wearing of masks relates to the current COVID-19 safety measures. Without a full face to look at, the women could be anybody, leaving the viewer to superimpose their own person within the character of the painting.
Name: Nadia Wamunyu