I’ve just started painting in a slum of Nouakchott, Mauritania for a new episode of Share The Word Project! 9 years ago I started this art project where I paint words that people choose on their houses. I do this specifically in slums and refugee camps. The idea is to paint the words – and tell the stories behind the words – of people who are largely ignored. I aim to use art to bring a bit of focus on marginalised communities. It’s an ongoing project that has taken me to so many countries through the years. Each time I stay one month in each slum, and this time I’m in Nouakchott.

I self-fund the project and I organise it myself. There are no sponsors, no NGOs behind me and I have no contacts in the slums I end up working in. I just meet the people and start painting !


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s