Word on the street is…
“Kawira is not only a highly imaginative artist, she is also a true professional and very easy to work with. We’ve commissioned Kawira to create art and designs for several Jinsiangu projects – she’s made posters, pamphlets, and done other graphic design work for our organisation. Both in creating original artwork and in working with materials that we’ve supplied, she has been communicative, responsive to feedback and able to bring our vision to life.
It’s rare to find an artist who is able to so beautifully and sensitively capture the themes of our work. I would definitely work with Kawira again in the future.”
– Kaitlin Dearham (Research Officer, Jinsiangu)
“It is very difficult to tell a love story without relying on clichés to do the heavy lifting for you.
Kawira’s mobile puzzle pieces did just that.
From the choice of her canvas, to the hidden forms carved and burned into the wood, Kawira forces you to find the love story for yourself – to see and feel the quiet passion unfold between the lovers in the darkness. It is intimacy without intrusion. Incomplete, striking, and breathless, as love is.
Kawira’s art is thought provoking and a welcome change from the variant depictions of wildlife, maasais, and sunsets that often fill our art galleries. She has a point of view. And this for me, makes her the one to watch.”
– Vera Mshana