upendo

Acrylic on a 60x60cm canvas. For sale on my online shop .
UPENDO means “Love” in Swahili. The word was chosen by Emme, a 15 year old Congolese refugee living in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda.

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Love_Jafa

“I love Damascus, but we had to leave when the civil war started in Syria. We went to Dayrik in Syrian Kurdistan for a year, but then had to leave Dayrik too and come here to the refugee camp in Iraq. It’s not been easy but we’ve stuck together as a family and our love for eachother is what has helped us. No matter what we’ve been through, we’re a happy family. So I want you to paint the word “LOVE” on my house.” – Yafa, hairdresser and mother of 4.

Share The Word with the prostitutes of Caen

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Share The Word with the prostitutes of Caen (France).
We have started a new episode of our Share The Word project, this time in our hometown of Caen, with the prostitutes. The idea is the same, we ask them to express a word which we then paint on their vans. D. shared the word “Amour” (love).

Share The Word avec les prostituées de Caen (France). 
Nous avons commencé une nouvelle action de notre projet Share The Word, cette fois-ci chez nous à Caen avec les prostituées sur la presqu’île. L’idée est la même, nous leur demandons d’exprimer un mot que nous intégrons ensuite dans une fresque peinte sur leur camion. D. à partagé le mot “Amour”.