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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. 

Napona Mixed Media Portrait

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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.

Napona was orphaned as she fled her home country of Rwanda as a child. She was rescued and adopted by a couple that was also fleeing and brought her with them to Uganda, eventually settling in Kyangwali. Napona’s academic achievement earned her a spot at a boarding school in Hoima. She recently completed her secondary school education, and has returned to Kyangwali to live. She currently volunteers with the Red Cross to help newly arrived refugees transition into the settlement. She hopes to attend university in Kampala in the fall, and has dreams of becoming a lawyer.
The translucent map overlay of East Africa represents Napona’s journey to Kyangwali.
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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