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10 April 2012

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Renowned Street artist M-E-S-A latest project can be seen in the deserts of Western Sahara. During his travels to a regugee camp with Saharawi families, he was inspired by the Saharawi peopple who have been living in exile for over 30 years.

 

“The Sahara, under hard conditions of life, living in the so called ‘desert of the deserts’ a land that has no end, where time doesn’t exist. This mystic culture, full of magic is in a political conflict whose solution isn’t appropriate for many countries, including mine.

The old Saharawi’s villages that are found in the Moroccan occupied Western Sahara, have been and continue today being victims of crimes against humanity. [They] are separated from the liberated Sahara by ‘the wall of shame’ (a military wall), defended with large military forces on the front line, and protected with millions of land mines by the liberated part.

Say that art crosses borders. After seeing the reality, I am proud to contribute my little grain of sand, transmitting a message of peace and freedom”

- Mesa

 

About jepchumba

Jepchumba is an AFRICAN DIGITAL ARTIST and DIGITAL ENTHUSIAST who works hard to combine her two passions: Digital Media and Africa. Originally from Kenya, she has lived around the world developing her interest in philosophy, art and technology. An African digital artist, Jepchumba loves experimenting with motion, sound and various digital effects and techniques and has an extensive background in digital art, web design and development, audio/visual production and social media strategies.