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“My trip was absolutely amazing. It made me realise why so many Zimbabweans living in London are so attached to their home country and why their desire to go back is so strong, despite the difficulties they have to face,” Janie told The Zimbabwean this week.
“I want to use my work to visualize this unique bond and use positive imagery to represent
She believes that the negative power of the media must be challenged at every opportunity, and is determined to use her art project to make a difference to the way
For the project she asked two Zimbabwean friends to give her a few personal objects, photographs, letters, books, jewellery, statues… something they have treasured, that reminded them of home. Using scanned images of these objects she created photographs, bringing together these treasured items and evoking the passion her friends feel for their home country.
Janie would like to contact other Zimbabweans to participate in extending the project. “Changing the way