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.