They told me art is shit. Art is not engineering or business. They told me I had to be serious with life because good fortune never came to those who took life in an easy artistic convention.
They forced calculus on my back like a yoke. Each day I had to solve for x and y in algebra. In class, the teacher screamed history and civics. I only saw her necklaces and bracelets and thought, Goddamn, the person that did that was good. But the test came and it was neither about bracelets nor necklaces.
But I learnt how to take life seriously.
I grew up and learnt to take my happiness serious.
I attend my digital logics and statistics classes. I do not pass that much but I am fine and you should be alright if I am alright. I have listened to you enough now it is time you listen to me.
Let me paint the world, let me show you the world through my eyes. Let me show you that life can be easy and artistic. Look at my eyes, do you see the light in them when I paint?
Photography: Mukiri Gitiri
Words: Dennis Peters
[Mukirivity– Ingenious art and text made comparative]