During my studies at the university, my parents were not happy about the course I chose and made it hard for me to hang my works. Some would even be hidden from sight; implying that the work I create is symbolic of evil.
My notebook is about me learning to be open to my self and breakthrough that prison that I’ve been kept in. Barbed wire material symbolizes courage and strength to express myself, the thread symbolize my sensitiveness to the nature of criticism I face back at home, as well as my willingness to carry on creating.
Fatuma Hassan is an abstract painter who lives and works in Kampala, Uganda but is native of Ndjamena, Chad. Her colorful paintings pay homage to African Traditional Culture. Her distinctive personal style stems from the joy, love, peace and music that express the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the African culture.