Art is the highest expression of the human spirit. I'm always trying.
Love is kind and patient, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude.
Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do.
Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive,
loyal, hopeful,and trusting. Love never fails! (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Skulls and Doves - the story
The Time Magazine cover in May 1994 had a picture of an african mother and her son, covered by a title that said -“There are No Devils Left in Hell, they are All in Rwanda.”- Rwanda, a place where a million people were killed, a genocide that lasted 100 Days. I was not in Rwanda in 1994. My first time there was in 1998. Although there was peace, the country still smelled of the genocide. When I moved to the UK, I became obsessed with it, I wanted to know what really went wrong. I read books and watched documentaries about Rwanda and the genocide, I became haunted by the thousands of images and tragic stories. I had nightmares that were full of skulls, violence and death. I too became a victim, and realised, that when we as humans reach that level of hatred and violence that the perpetrators portrayed, nobody wins. Years later, I started to design digital images of skulls, images that are bold and beautiful. This helped me deal with the pain and sadness I felt for my country and its people.
Steve Kalinda, London 2018