A portmanteau is formed through the combination of two or more words that relate to a singular concept. This piece is about combining different characteristics of the Baobab, Mopani and the Musasa trees into one big tree that is a singular concept. I am the tree. The various characteristics of trees I am made out of represent the knowledge I gain from attending talks, exhibitions, conversations, workshops etc. As far as my dream is concerned, I am the portmanteau.
Kundai Nathan, born 1999, is an emerging artist based in Harare Zimbabwe. Her body of work questions the possible solutions to depression and all other negative life circumstances using mixed media. She is currently studying Fine Art at The National Gallery of Zimbabwe.