Mozambique was a perfect opportunity: 1- the project was about civil disarmament and turning weapons into art, 2- Maputo, the Capital where I would be working, was a coastal town, 3- Portuguese was the language spoken, a Latin language, therefore accessible through French basics, another cousin Latin language, and finally, 4- the field of international development seemed much more real and substance oriented than what I had survived in the urban legal world. I took a week to think about it, confirmed and was off a month later in November of 1997.
4Q: You have many fine paintings to your credit. How did you get into painting and where can your work be seen other than your website?
Next week I will be telling you a bit about myself; who I am, what are my passions, who is my family and why I write.
I lived in an orphanage for the first ten months of my life......