Notes from the field:

Introducing Mohamed:

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.

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