The burnt coffin I created from the notebook is symbolic of the death of my past and my rebirth. It’s inspired by the Hindu concept of Samsara (rebirth). The coffin is a metaphor for the death I felt in the long pursuit of self. In the coffin is my old diary that is burnt
up and also ashes to illustrate the destruction and detachment from my old past. On the front of the coffin is a date I was born which is a hundred years before my actual year of birth and the year I died which the actual date I was born because I feel like I died the day I was born into a world divided by a lot of isms. On the back of the coffin is the year I was reborn, the year I found meaning in life.
Born in 1989 in Kireka, Uganda. BIFA-Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts- 2013. Works with recycled newspapers, charcoal and watercolor with an intention to tell stories about his experiences, places and people. His work is a journey of explora- tion in which other travelers are essential.