The work of mine I like best is called Birth in the Garden because it has a sentimental story behind it. When I was working on  the sculpture in Jevanjee Garden in Nairobi someone came to tell me that a woman had given birth just outside. I went and asked the women if they were doctors or nurses; they were street women and said they knew how to handle it. So I told the new mother that if she forgot the date of birth of her child, she could go look at my sculpture in the garden because the date is on it. And I’m happy because now I have a piece in a public place just like Foit, who has one on the university grounds.



This article was first published by RaMoMa gallery in Nairobi  and AFRUM thanks very much for permission to publish it on its website

Author: Morris Foit
Date: 18.07.2008