This painting is part of the series titled “I Am Her.”
In this series, I create art pieces of the inspirational woman from all walks of life. I photograph each of the women from four sides to depict a 360-degree view of the specific woman. The reason for this is for people to view the woman from all sides and to get a better understanding of the particular woman. I want people to look at these women and see little bits of themselves in them and that they would be able to say, “I Am Her”.
The first woman in the series is Jane, a working mother of a beautiful daughter and soon to be the mother of two. Formerly from Kenya, Jane has called the UAE her home for the past ten years. In-between Jane’s busy schedule as an assistant showroom manager she still manages to be a hands-on mother. For me, she represents so many mothers all around the world that is building a career as well as a family and doing a wonderful job at it.
I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled Nespresso capsules and Softi candy wrappers. The recycled items are arranged to create a colourful pattern that represents that of Janes Kenyan routs.
Title: “I Am Her – Working Mother 1”
Dimensions: 600mm x 400mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint glass paint, aluminium paint, Nespresso Capsules, Softi Candy Wrappers)