The 5th subject of my ‘You Are Enough’ series is my mentee Fungai Marima. Fungai was born in Zimbabwe and moved to the UK in 2007, following her adoption by her sister and brother-in-law after the tragic loss of her mother in 2000. She is the last born of 6 children from a blended family.
She received her Fine Art degree from Havering College where she now works as a Printmaking technician, she also works at Art Fairs and facilitates community print workshops particularly, for young children. She is in an experimental phase with her Art practice, focusing on being expressive through the use of different materials & looks forward to see where the journey takes her.
Although she misses her homeland she doesn’t take for granted the position she finds herself in and dreams of opening a Print Studio back home in the future.
The Bronze crochet top worn by Fungai was formerly her Mothers back in the 70’s, for her it signifies, strength, confidence and inner peace.