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Paper beads on barkcloth | 2021
In his new series, titled Take Care of the Young, artist Sanaa Gateja explores the disastrous impact the Covid pandemic has had on child care facilities, including schools. Rendered in mixed-media pieces of paper beads on bark cloth or woven raffia, Gateja’s vibrant pieces are a plea to adults around the world to prioritize the welfare of our children by supporting the opening of schools.
59 x 41.7 inches
Signed by artist.
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan
Sanaa Gateja employs a unique process to create his mixed-media works—engaging members of his community, whom he trains and pays for their work. Gateja has worked as an art consultant for a number of organizations across Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya and has received funding from the United Nations. His studio name, Kwetu Africa, translates to Home in Africa in Kiswahili, and is a reference to Gateja’s motivation for his work: the eradication of poverty through broad community engagement and environmental conservation. Sanaa's work has been featured at the Carnegie Museum of Art.
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