Sauti Art

After coming to know the stories of the young women featured in Sauti, award-winning Colorado artist Karen Fisher was inspired to create mixed media portraits of each woman. 

The intrictate details of Karen's work so deftly portray each of the young women that it may be surprising to some that Karen has never been to Uganda and has not met the women in person. Instead, she got to know them by watching raw film footage, pondering the women's artwork and poetry, and having hearing stories from the Sauti filmmakers.

 

The mixed media elements in each piece are connected to meaningful moments in each woman’s story (details of these special elements are outlined in the description of each portrait below). The borders of the portraits are drawings done by the young women themselves. 

 

One hundred percent of all proceeds from purchases of this beautiful artwork benefits the Sauti Women's Fund. 
 

Beatrice Mixed Media Portrait(***Sold***)

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This mixed media, wood panel portrait of Beatrice is part of a collection of five intimate depictions of the five women featured in Sauti.

Beatrice came to Kyangwali from the Democratic Republic of Congo. After Sauti was completed, she earned a journalism certificate through CineLab Akademie in Kampala. Through this program, she wrote and directed a 30-minute documentary about her journey as a refugee called Life in my Shoe. Beatrice recently married and just had her first daughter. She continues to live in Kyangwali with her family, documenting and sharing her experiences through film.
Her portrait fittingly incorporates banana leaves. Not only do we see Beatrice weaving mats with these leaves in Sauti, Beatrice also used to make her own shoes from banana leaves so she could attend school, a central story to her own documentary.
All proceeds benefit the Kyangwali community directly. Purchase of a portrait will include a copy of the film and a set of five greeting cards.

Dimensions: 24x18 inches

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