Knock, Knock

One of my Aunt’s most memorable dispositions was the acceptance of her life’s journey and yet a continued strength of faith to carry on. Through her many pains and sufferings she would often make light of the matter suggesting that, ’Di Pa dɔn fɔgɛt mi pan Im woklod’ – ‘God has forgotten me amidst His… Continue reading Knock, Knock

Lipstick Mama

This painting is a personal observation on the effects modern time is having on family development. Unlike lipstick, parenthood is not removable, rather it is indelible on the soul. The nurturing of a child is spiritual dialogue between the old and the new. In every corner of our lives today there is a degree of… Continue reading Lipstick Mama

The Fisherman’s Ring

My Aunt, like many, was taken through life in a direction not of her choosing nor will. However she remained stoic, with an acceptance to carry on throughout the process.We would often discuss ‘destiny’.  Never coming up with answers, only more questions and a few maybes…Are we it’s true master? Why bother if it’s already… Continue reading The Fisherman’s Ring

The Spark

One of the most important lessons I learnt from my Aunt came about through simple observation. When talking with her, she would listen intently and speak in a very measured manner… and when she did, it was most often punctuated with a great parable that would often stay with you, to be pondered upon. This… Continue reading The Spark

The Apple Tree

In 1990 Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war began to take shape and the consequences that followed were documented all over the world. My great-aunt was one of the lucky evacuees. It was her second time on an aeroplane and her first trip to the UK. She was 86 at the time. For the period of… Continue reading The Apple Tree

The Potter

The Potter’s creations exist to serve a purpose; each are very different, but function together to serve our humanity and destiny. Humanity, as I see it, happens only because of service to one another. Just as The Potter creates for particular purposes, so we are all designed to serve with a degree of wisdom, knowledge… Continue reading The Potter

Portrait of Aunty Wadia

A Portrait of Aunty Wadia ‘A Portrait of Aunty Wadia’ is a small homage to a wonderful woman and a reminder to me about the intricate workings of faith.  Her story is like so many in the world but one I would like to share from a personal perspective. Wadia Aboud was born in 1904 and… Continue reading Portrait of Aunty Wadia