Artist of the Day- Wangechi Mutu (click on image to see more)

Originally from Kenya Mutu lives and works in Brooklyn. She graduated from Cooper Union and Pratt.

I’ve been looking at her work on Google and watching You Tube videos where she and others talk about her work. I find it all quite confounding. I can’t put it all together. The ideas, the variety of mediums she uses, the intellectual discussions…are hard for me to wade through. I find the images arresting. They reflect the African continent, feminism, the ‘diaspora’ of the third world but without the explanations it’s hard to make sense of the paintings, sculptures, installations and videos. Sigh…sometimes art is hard work. Whatever happened to ‘one picture is worth a thousand words’?