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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Art for me was born out of necessity. A necessity to rise above my shortcomings; a necessity to fend for myself and my young family and above all else, a necessity to survive the harsh realities of Port Moresby, given that I had just dropped out of law school for the third time and was in need of something to provide some sense of direction in my life. Port Moresby and its realities gave me that wake up call, put a brush in my hand and sent me on my way to be an artist, drawing, painting and learning with every new work that rolled out of my sketch books, onto my canvases and out into the street markets.

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Earlier works done in Port Moresby.