Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2015
Grandmother Pots in the kitchen
If you asked Abu Mwenye about what inspires his many diverse paintings, the journey would begin in his native Tanzania. As a young child, Abu can remember being distracted from his homework by his Uncle who would be the member of the family who possessed skills in art. In fact, there were also members of Abu's immediate family, his mother Rita, whose art talents also cultivated his interest. Supported and encouraged by his family, Abu began to study and create art. Kanga patterns, Masai warriors, chungu, and shanga (beads) are just some of the images that can be seen in Mwenye's work.