We tend to become constrained to our heritage and cultural backgrounds but I think that when culture dictates a lot in our day to day lives, we eventually lose our moral values as subjected to the world we live in today.
What does culture mean to you or me? And who has the best culture?
I have learned to believe that Ethnocentrism has always been the worst problem on the soils of all humanity since the genesis of man.
This has dismantled societies and built up new cultures. Some of us have lost our cultural heritage and assimilated new cultures and others are born in a mixture of cultures hence losing cultural identity. Who is to blame? It’s the modern world, the Neo-global Change.
Even though I am born of men and women whose blood is rooted to the reaches of the upper Nile or Areas of Ancient Ethiopia and the Cameroon Forests mixed, my work has less to do with my ancestry or cultural heritage. It’s about my surroundings, experiences and emotions. I have focused so much on Change in Society because it is rapid and solid.
My art is about social conscience and healing. Raising awareness for issues concerning our breaking societies: from discrimination to segregation, from environmental change to isolation and from disintegration to integration. Through my work I am developing concepts on the elements that build or destroy our societies. And the message that is portrayed in my artwork is a demonstration for social transformation.