Notes from the field:
I am a maternal orphan because my mother died in childbirth and my father did not want to take on the responsibility of raising me. I was adopted by my grandmother and come from Gossi Mali. I went to the Coranique School for over two years and I want to build my future as a professional painter in Touareg Art, even if it’s difficult. I am a student of Christina Mallie’s in a project called Energizing a Refugee Community Through Art and I am very proud to work with her.
Christina’s observations: Mohamed has a wonderful energy and who tends to bounce off the walls a bit if he has to sit too long. His dedication to the project is amazing and he makes me and others laugh a lot – he’s like the willing clown of the group.