Bibi
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 30" x 30" Sold
Adam
Oil on kitenge, (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" Sold Tanzania's youth are growing up in a new era. They are tech savvy, social media obsessed, highly educated, big dreamers and very driven. Their only obstacle is the country itself, as it is still growing out of the old socialist history and cultural norms.
Caesar
Caesar 12" x 12" Sold Afternoon break on a hunting trip.
Mwalimu
Mwalimu/Teacher 12" x 12" Oil on Kitenge on wood panel Sold Good teachers change one child at a time.
Farmer Hans
Farmer Hans Oil on kitenge, (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" The Tanzanian economy is heavily based on agriculture and accounts for half of the employed workforce. Hans was one of the most humble and hardest working person I met while there. He was up before sunrise to tend to his crops and would not be back until after sunset.
Erna
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 24" x 24" The first time I went back to Tanzania after living here in Canada for just under 2 decades, I had arrived in Dar at midnight. I was woken up at 6am by the sounds of children laughing and speaking Swahili... It was one the most beautiful things I've ever heard.
Mkutano Meeting
Mkutano/Village Meeting Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 36" x 36" Sold
Eucharist
Eucharist Oil on Kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 12" x 12" In Tanzania we believe 40 days after someone passes we hold prayers and meetings as to how the family will continue after a passing.
Market Place
Market Place Oil on Kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 36" x 36" Sold The local market place comes alive at the crack of dawn and stays busy right into the night. Selling everything from locally farmed foods, BBQ and miscellaneous repair services.
Evening Conversation
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" Sold The social fabric of Tanzania is reinforced just about every evening/night by gathering friends and family and just conversing into the night. Whether you live in the city or in the villages, this was one of my favourite things about back home.
Changa
Changa Oil on Kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 12" x 12" As Mom is usually busy all day with miscellaneous chores, its not strange to see children run around freely all day in the villages.
Best Friends
Best Friends Oil on Kitenge (African Fabric) on wood panel 24" x 24" Sold It is a very common thing for Tanzanians to show affection towards one another. Coming from Canada, I had to readjust how I perceived these open acts of endearment. Children by far were the most unconditional.
Caregiver
Caregiver Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" Sold I found women in Tanzania were usually the glue of the family. Sometimes raising children that are not even there's. Men are expected to be the providers so they tend be gone most of the day if not more.
Usna
9" x 12" Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on masonite board. Sold
Babysitting
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 36" x 36" It is quite a common sight to see children taking care of children. Usually younger siblings and or neighbours children as the parents can be in the farm or at work all day. Being first born, I have a default connection to this, its the way I grew up.
Shop Keeper
Shop Keeper Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" While working for an Ad Agency in Dar es Salaam, I got to know of this woman's success story as a recipient of a micro loan from a bank that happened to be one of our clients. She was able to convert a $100 to a $1000 by the end of the year simply by selling all that she farmed herself.
Piki Piki
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 36" x 36" The piki piki or motorcycle has really taken Tanzania in the last few years by storm. It is the cheapest form of transportation found even in some of the most remote villages.
HIV/AIDs
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on wood panel 30" x 30" Sold Old family friend took us to this grave site to show us just how badly they were losing loved ones to HIV and AIDs. She said just about the whole site was people who were buried way to early in life.
Craftsman
Alongside most major roadways and stops you will see a craftsman selling souvenir items. They can be anything from a carving of a Maasai, a club, the big 5 animal group or woven baskets.
Toto
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 12" x 16 Sold
Road Side Vendors
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 36" x 36"
Ndugu Brothers
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 36" x 36" Sold
Watoto Children
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) on woodpanel. 36 x 36
Jay Z
Spray Paint and Oil on Wood Panel 12" x 12" Sold
Heart
Spray Paint and Oil on Woodpanel 36" x 36"
Sayana
Oil on kitenge (African fabric) 12" x 12"
Shells of Their Former Selves
Newsprint, acrylic, oil on masonite board 26.5" x 34.5" Sold
Cayley
Oil on Woodpanel 36" x 36" Commissioned
Dream Catcher
Spray paint, oil on wood panel 36" x 23.75" Sold
Bob Marley
Aerosol, Wax, Oil on Board 27" x 33"
Mavado
Aerosol, Oil on Woodpanel 36" x 36"
The Notorious B.I.G.
Spray paint and Oil on Woodpanel 36" x 48"
Lil Wayne
Spray Paint, Sand Paper and Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"
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